Culture and Commercialism

National Tie Month

By |2018-12-11T09:14:46+00:00December 13th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Black and White Tie, Culture and Commercialism, Global Traditions, Office Culture, US Observances|

Suave Tie by Pexels If you work in an office, travel for business, work in banking or the legal industries, there’s a strong chance that you or a colleague wears a necktie. Did you know that December also serves to celebrate National Tie Month?  This isn’t a holiday just for the fellas, [...]

7 Tips On Dockless Scooter Etiquette

By |2018-12-10T11:32:40+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Lime Scooter Boy by Pexels Have you ridden an e-scooter yet? E-scooters are the newest efficient, inexpensive transit option available in many U.S. cities. Both Sophie and I have ridden e-scooters to work, and we want to share some thoughts on how to improve the image of dockles scooters. We have observed [...]

Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in Chile: The Land of Poets

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00September 6th, 2018|Career Tips, Chile, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Networking, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

Las Condes, Santiago by Deensel on flikr Due to the long vertical length of its territory, Chile is country of 7 climates, from tropical deserts in the north to the sub antarctic weather in the south. Also known as the “Land of Poets,” Chile is believed to have won this nickname because of [...]

July 4th U.S. Culture Quiz

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00June 26th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Fireworks detonate above Mount Rushmore National Memorial, July 3. Approximately 30,000 people came to the memorial for the Independence Day Celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Marc I. Lane) From launching fireworks, to poolside fun, and firing-up the grill with family, the Fourth of July is filled with beloved traditions for [...]

All Your Canadian Boxing Day Questions Answered

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 15th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

The day after Christmas, December 26th, is an annual holiday known as “Boxing Day” celebrated in several countries in the British Commonwealth.

Art of Conversations in the Millennial Age

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32+00:00December 4th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Interview Etiquette, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, University Students, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

To dispel this stereotype and strengthen millennial interpersonal skills, avoid these four modern communication mishaps.

Reconciling Dia de Los Muertos and Commercialism: Cultural Sensitivity

By |2018-10-11T14:54:38+00:00October 25th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Mexico, Social Etiquette|

If your business is partaking in Dia de Los Muertos this year, consider using these suggestions to give back to communities and to create a bridge between consumers, holidays, and products.

Diwali’s Dimming Consumerism

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39+00:00October 16th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Intercultural, Religious Celebrations|

While Diwali may have marked a great start for businesses in previous years, a change in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could mean a shift in celebrations.