Browsing All posts tagged under »communication«

X-Cultural Flexibility

June 12, 2010


My brother, nicknamed Tant – short for our family name – is an international student at Brandeis University working on his Masters Degree in International Business. Born and raised in Armenia, he has lived in Canada, Russia and England. For as long as I can remember, he has been enrolled in head-spinning projects and progressive […]

Explore Dream Discover

May 17, 2010


 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain I saw this quote and realized: my first […]

The Al Barmawys: Building Cross-Cultural Bridges

March 26, 2010


By Naveed Ahmad, Alia Turki Al-Rabeo and Ruzanna Tantushyan The Al Barmawys Maath Al Barmawy makes a daily impact on the lives of as many people as an average person does in a lifetime. Being a Syrian emigrant living in Pakistan Al Barmawy is working to open the same doors for his new countryman.  While […]

Q&A With Andrew Molinsky: Cross-Cultural Communication

March 20, 2010


Andrew Molinsky, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University’s International Business School,  sheds light on the issue of cross-cultural communication, its challenges and possible ways to reduce cultural shock. You can download the audio Q&A interview  here (scroll down on the opened page to download the audio file).