Dahvida Falanitule

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Lifestyle

The Pacific way: connecting man, food and nature

Food is more than fuel for the body. It connects tradition, culture and health. Pacific Islanders are reclaiming that connection.
Foreign views

Do your homework to avoid pitfalls of cross-cultural negotiations

Cultural stereotypes or preconceptions – and dodgy translators – can easily cause misunderstandings and confusion, derailing negotiations.
Foreign views

Establishing a framework for working across cultures can pay off

The companies that will see growth in the coming decades are mastering how to do business across cultures.
Foreign views

The impact of culture on education

As a result of globalization, many people are becoming interested in ranking systems which show how their own countries and regions compare with others on a variety of measures.
Art & Culture

Spring Festival ─ What is that?

Traditions are important in celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, with customs dating back centuries.
Foreign views

When in China, do as the Chinese do

For expats and travelers, the excitement of being in China stretches beyond the Oriental architecture, traditional culture and exotic customs during the Spring Festival.
Foreign views

China and the US: 2 different approaches to culture

In China and America, ideas of civilization and antiquity are deeply entrenched within modern conceptions of national culture.
Foreign views

Overcoming cultural barriers is just as important as details of deals

Is cultural perspective taking just as effective as looking at the details of the negotiation from your counterpart's point of view?
Foreign views

The finer side of doing business in China

Keep your cool. Map out your strategy and stick to it.
Foreign views

Business in China is different: Carry a Snickers

To succeed here, foreign businesses – especially those from the West – need to learn a different play book for the negotiating table.
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