11 countries, 11 business cultures: office life around the world

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We’ve already devoted a blog post to business culture and the challenges that await companies around this issue when they develop internationally (read it here). Today, based on a study carried out by Christine Congdon and Catherine Gall for Steelcase and published in the Harvard Business Review, let’s take a look at the different types of business culture that exist across 11 countries.

1. France and Spain: virtually identical business cultures

Not too authoritarian but without [...]

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The Languages World Cup with TextMaster

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All good things must come to an end… and so must the World Cup! After almost a month of competition and a lot of surprises, the final game will take place this Sunday 15th at the Loujniki Stadium in Moscow (starting at 4pm BST).

Our area of expertise (as surprising as it may seem) isn’t football, but languages. That’s why we organised our own the Languages World Cup! Here’s a recap (click to enlarge):

8 languages selected for the Languages World [...]

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Creation, funding, distribution, analysis: the winning quartet of Music Tech

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Summer’s here, so that means it’s time for Music Festivals! Instead of giving you a potted history (not very exciting for a blog post), we’ve decided to offer you a selection of the most innovative, original and effective start-ups in Music Tech, as we have before for other sectors. No bum notes – GUARANTEED!

1. Education and creation: become a master musician

Learn music in a new way

The basis of Music Tech is still music. And [...]

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Brexit: 2 Years On, Where Do Companies Stand?

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It had 28 members on Thursday 23 June and awoke on Friday 24 June 2016 with the prospect of losing one of those 28. On that day, after their vote in a referendum, 52% of the British electorate had officially recorded their desire to exit the European Union, thus potentially sealing the fate of thousands of national and international companies. Two years on, doubt and uncertainty still reign in the UK: so, should companies leave to pre-empt the inevitable, stay [...]

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8 Tips to Help You Build Your International Development Strategy: Part 2

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The next and final part of our tips to help you construct your international development strategy. The first part of the article can be accessed here.

Included in this second part: the commercial approach, customer service, the corporate culture, financing and the “lean startup” concept!

4. Define a specific approach to use when setting up in a foreign country

To make your international development a success, you will need to define not only an [...]

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