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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:13 am

Where is home.................. hmnnnnnnnn. I find it hard to answer that. Although I do have a love affair with the Asian continent.

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Postby Brah » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:55 pm

Hey look what I found:

Pico Iyer: Where is home?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m6dV7Xo3Vc

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 3:26 pm

Nice link Brah, thx, I sent it on to sister too, as I think she and her family will really click with that too.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 25 Oct 2014 6:05 pm

Thought about this thread when I read an article in Today, or actually, the NY Times which is in the Saturday editions of Today, the only local paper I read. I have a few lying about which I hadn't finished yet.

Wherever your work leads you, here are a few tips for working effectively with other cultures.
http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/s ... ound-world

Turns out there are two articles on Erin Meyer.
http://www.todayonline.com/search/Erin% ... ?r=9276503

The article seemed familiar and sure enough was an episode on a podcast I'd heard recently about the same thing.

I'm generally suspect about things like this as more often than not they turn out to be some superficial expat's recounts from a limited experience set, but not in this case - she's articulate and seems well-versed in her subject matter.

Transcript and audio podcast
[i]Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m talking today with Erin Meyer, an Affiliate Professor of Organizational Management at INSEAD. She’s the author of the book, The Culture Map, and of the HBR article, “Navigating the Cultural Minefield.”

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Re: Where is home?

Postby Brah » Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:39 pm

Another installment in this series, this time from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029twmm

"...the musings of an Indian-American writer who feels trapped between two countries. Why children from South Korea don't keep the fan on overnight. And, the memoir of an accidental war reporter in Yemen. Plus, the Star Trek actor George Takei talks about growing up in World War Two America. And, we find out how New York chef Ivan Orkin became a king of Japanese ramen."
Ape Shall Not Kill Ape.


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