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What’s it Like to be a Woman in Saudi Arabia?

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Despite a history of limiting the visibility of women, the application of harsh gender laws have instead made them the most visible part of the Saudi identity.

As such, when many Westerners think of Saudi Arabia, niqab clad women without any rights, are one of the first images that come to mind.

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How does the Diversity of the Middle East Shape Cultural Sensitivity Training?

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When it comes to cultural sensitivity training, it’s a little misleading to think of Middle Eastern culture as something homogenous. 

Why?  Because the Middle East is a melting pot of ethnicities, languages and religions.  These elements all fuse together to give us a rich cultural tapestry.

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Danish Business Culture Ranked Easiest in the World

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Danes have every reason to celebrate! The Business Culture Complexity Index™ has ranked Denmark as having the easiest business culture among the top 50 economies of the world.

Let’s discover how this tiny western European country, famous for Lego, butter, bacon and Carlsberg beer, has created a culture, that according to the data, is open, trusting, transparent and open for business!

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How Easy is it to do Business with China?

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If you want to know how easy it is to do business with China, then look no further than the Business Culture Complexity Index ™ (BCCI), a tool which provides some great insights for expanding businesses.

The BCCI uses a number of data comparisons to produce a single ‘ease of doing business’ score for the world’s largest 50 economies, culturally speaking that is.

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Why are 'Freeters' Less Likely to Marry in Japanese Culture?

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Unless you’re well acquainted with Japanese culture, then it’s unlikely you have come across the word freeter before.

However, if you want to understand Japanese culture, this word can give you some great insights into the Japanese people's values and attitudes.

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How Does Islam Impact Doing Business in the Middle East?

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Are you new to doing business with the Middle East?

Understanding the local culture is critical if you want to succeed.

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What Behaviours are Rude in the Middle East?

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If you’re travelling to the Middle East on business, and want to make a good impression, then it’s important you understand behaviours which are considered rude – or even taboo.

The Middle East is a large region, made up of many different countries – and hence cultures.

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Cultural Differences When Working with Indians

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Do you work with or do business with Indians? Do you sometimes find it confusing?

Well, believe us you're not the first or the last.

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10 Wonderfully Weird Things About Thai Culture

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Every culture behaves in certain ways that can seem weird and wonderful to the outsider.

By way of exploring Thai culture, in this blog we’re going to be looking at some of the stranger aspects of life in Thailand.

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3 Best Netflix Shows to Help You Learn About Indian Culture

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Are you interested in Indian culture? Want to learn more?

Watching Indian TV shows is a fantastic way of learning about the culture, so we’ve found the best 3 on Netflix for you!

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Fatalism in Iranian Culture

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Work with Iranians or doing business in Iran?

Learning about another culture is much more than learning about dos and donts; it’s about understanding their values and their mindset.

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8 Bonkers Aspects of the British Communication Style

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The British communication style can be tricky for some foreigners.

Their complex use of indirect messages, suggestion and insinuation can be confusing.

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9 Fascinating Insights into Japanese Culture

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Does Japanese culture interest you?

Well, you're not alone!

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Mianzi – The Concept of Face in Chinese Culture

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Do you work or do business with the Chinese?

Then you really need to get to grasp with the importance of face – mianzi – in Chinese culture.

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Dealing with Conflict in Iranian Culture

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Every culture has its approach to conflict.

In this blog we’ll be exploring Iranian culture and how the people approach conflict, communication and resolution.

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How Should I Address People in the Middle East?

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Are you travelling to the Arab world for business or working with Arab clients/colleagues?

Need to know what to call people and how to address them? Then this blog is exactly what you’ve been searching for!

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Western Cultures More Likely to Sacrifice Individuals Finds New Research

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Would you sacrifice one life to save many?

This is the question researchers posed to people around the world, gaining some fascinating insights into values, beliefs and cultural differences.

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10 Common Cultural Differences when Working with Americans

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Depending on your own culture, working with Americans can be challenging.

When delivering cross-cultural training we get to hear many of the challenges facing professionals when working  with Americans.

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Cultural Differences, Trust and Business Relationships

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What impact do you think cultural differences have on a business relationship and trust building?

Well, researchers have taken the time to try and find out!

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Culture in Advertising

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How does culture impact the world of advertising?

Well, as with any sector, it's definetly not immune to it.

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