I knew from the way that Pedro in the Mexico City office answered the phone that something had turned for the worst. Pedro’s voice sounded low and muffled – preoccupied and low energy compared with our recent interactions. Pedro and his colleagues had recently been missing key details in our shared projects. They just seemed […]
The International Entrepreneur – Leveraging American Business Strengths in International Negotiations
Americans have been active in international business since before the United States was founded. As a people, there are several of our business cultural characteristics that we can leverage for better outcomes in international negotiations. Here are some traits to use to your advantage: Friendly and Open Most Americans doing business internationally use friendliness as […]
The International Entrepreneur: Practical Advice for Cross Cultural Teams
A good friend of mine was recently hired into a sustainability marketing position at a U.S. company. ?Sally? is an intrapreneur (someone who brings entrepreneurial innovation and passion into a larger organization). She recently invited me out to lunch to talk about the cross-cultural team questions that have come up on the job.