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Did You Know?: Christmas Traditions Around the World

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Did you know that the English word “Christmas” derives from the old word “Christ’s maesse”, which means “Christ’s mass”? Christians around the world celebrate their biggest annual holiday, Christmas, in late December (Dec 24-25). Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Protestants and Catholics around the world gather with their families on either the eve of […]

Guide to Gift Giving Around The World

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With the holiday season upon us, giving gifts is top of mind for many of us these days. But whether you celebrate the Christian holiday of Christmas, the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah, or some other seasonal event, exchanging gifts to loved ones, colleagues or friends is a custom throughout the year in many cultures. While […]

Resource Guide for Short-Term Business Travel

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Resource Guide for Short-Term Business Travel

No one knows what to expect on his or her first business trip across cultures. If you’re like Nicole, a professional preparing to embark on a short-term rotation to Shanghai for the first time, you’re probably experiencing a mix of emotions. Anticipation, dread, confusion and unrest are common as you think about your upcoming trip. […]

tips for high-impact presentations across cultures

Samuel had done it quite a few times before. He boarded a plane, headed halfway across the world from his corporation’s headquarters in New York City to deliver yet another presentation to a foreign audience. His expertise in his decade-long role as a business analyst at a large, worldwide corporation made him the perfect candidate […]

When Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business, the Chinese leadership team was determined to fully integrate these two distinct brands and create a new, global business culture. Lenovo’s IT organization was put in charge of replacing legacy systems with an Employee Resource Planning (ERP) system that could “foster standardized processes yet remain flexible enough to handle […]

Guest blog by, Mark Horoszowski, co-founder & CEO, Moving Worlds Ricardo, a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft is a high performer. With many years at Microsoft he’s had a diversity of roles helping him gain valuable experience and be a more valuable team member. But, like most employees, Ricardo also had an itch to […]

Researching and evaluating cross-cultural training providers is no easy task, especially if you’ve never worked with one before. It can be hard to determine exactly what you need to know to make an informed decision — and to be certain that you haven’t overlooked any essential information. Given our 25+ years of experience in the […]

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission, values, and day-to-day operations. Aperian Global’s employees will provide you with a sneak peek into their work lives and share stories about themselves. This month, we asked Joyce Lee, one of our Web Tools […]

Guest blog from Allan Bird, President, Kozai Group, Inc. Amidst all the talk of global markets and transnational corporations, there has been less attention directed toward the globalization of education, in particular the need to develop global capabilities among students. Since 2000, from kindergarten through graduate school, there has been a consistent call for the development […]

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission, values, and day-to-day operations. Aperian Global’s employees will provide you with a sneak peek into their work lives and share stories about themselves. This month, we asked Michael Greto, our Managing Director of Global […]

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