Book Launch

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With a smashing presentation in Leiden, Vasco Silva and I launched our book on the 5th April 2024. Creating spaces of confluence. Portuguese guitar music by Filipe Oliveira flowed together with the kora and drums of Moussé Dramé. There were…

Yesss! Our book is out!

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And there it is! It's wonderful to finally have our book in my hands: "Cultural Confluence in Organizational Change: a Portuguese venture in Angola" by Vasco Silva and myself, about doing business in Africa. For more information see the tab…

Training in VR

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Together with colleagues we've followed a cultural training by colleagues in Virtual Reality! Very interesting to give it a try. It takes some getting used to, but offers interesting possibilities, especially for dispersed teams. However the…

BNR: business in Ghana

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On August 31st, 2023, I was again a co-host and 'world conqueror' on BNR radio. This time it was about doing business in Ghana. Listen back to the broadcast here. While Pieter Schulting, from JS Cocoa explains what his company is doing in Ghana,…

Training scientists

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This Training Cultural Competence was great fun. It's so rewarding to train scientists. They think deeply, want to know all the details,  and come with the best questions ever. Loved it!

VIML Congres 2023

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The Vereniging International Management Leiden (VIML) is an association of students. All students have registered for the Minor International en Intercultural Management of the University of Leiden, where I lecture. Every year, the VIML organizes…

Trademission Ghana

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From 19 to 30 April 2023 I was visiting Accra, Ghana. I was a member of a Trademission, together with other Dutch companies and organized by the NABC. The delegation took part in the General Assemblee of the World Trade Centre Association,…

Ghanaian friends and family

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It has been marvelous to be back in Ghana and to be able to have face to face contacts with friends, former colleagues, partners in crime and my Ghanaian brother. I was very happy to see everybody is doing fine and wonderful to experience we…

BNR: business in Tanzania

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On March 9, 2023, I was again a co-host and 'world conqueror' on BNR radio. This time it was about doing business in Tanzania. Listen back to the broadcast here. 'Pole pole pole' is a common Tanzanian expression: it means: 'calm, calm', or…

BNR: business in India

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On Feb. 9, 2023, I co-hosted BNR radio as "World Conqueror," to provide cultural explanations on doing business in India. Listen back to the broadcast here. Many people in India see education as the most important route to break the existing…