Culture

Dec
01

How to Become ‘Gifted’ at Learning Languages – You’re Never too Old (Revisited)

“That’s O.K. for you – you’re ‘gifted’ when it comes to learning languages …. but what about us normal folk? How are we supposed to learn a new language when we don’t have the ability to absorb them by osmosis like you?” I have been going through hundreds of articles in my archives as I noticed many […]

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Nov
30

Expat Managers – Why are you Training Your Local Staff?

Over the past four weeks I have been working with an international Technology company that has extensive operations here in Asia – in particular Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China and India. With the Chinese market undergoing some big changes in my client’s industry, their Thai operation has seen an influx of business shifting across from China. […]

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Feb
16

Hotels, Thais and Indians – No Room for Political Correctness

The Original Story Appears in Hotel Intel.co. Click here for full story. Several months ago, I was brought into a project in a high-end hotel in Bangkok that was a couple of months away from completion. Right now in Thailand, the labour market is flooded and finding internationally minded service staff with sufficient English language […]

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