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business

The Ten American Indian Commandments

By On October 9, 2017

Treat the earth and all that dwell therein with respect Remain close to the Great Spirit Show great respect for your fellow beings Work together for the benefit of all humankind Give assistance… Read More

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Language

Helping to Facilitate Communication

By On September 17, 2017

I’ve always been a communicator, a mediator; the one who brokers peace when siblings are fighting, or establishes harmony in the boardroom when executives disagree. Facilitating constructive communication is what I do. I… Read More

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Culture

The South China Morning Post Appreciates That After 20 Years, There are no Divas in The Hong Kong Women’s Club

By On September 29, 2016

I’ve been doing pro-bono PR work for The Hong Kong Women’s Club, as both a singing member and board member, and I’m thrilled to have achieved some great full-page profile coverage in… Read More

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Expat Life

My Boozy Valentine – Hong Kong Style

By On February 16, 2016

My sweet 11-year old daughter always gives us gifts for any holiday and Valentine’s Day is no exception. I got a chocolate rose. And her Dad got…. well… …a can of beer.… Read More

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Culture

Salamat, Cebu

By On September 11, 2015

Gorgeous Cebu in the Philippines, with its crystal clear waters, perfect weather and warm, friendly, welcoming people. We loved our time there… but were also struck by the stark and unsettling contrasts.… Read More

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France

French Etiquette Faux Pas

By On August 14, 2015

A French executive invites his American counterpart to a business dinner at his home in the center of Paris. The American executive reciprocates several months later in the suburbs of New York.… Read More

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business

Coaching Upwards in Asia

By On March 7, 2015

Essentially, this concept of  “Coaching Up” traditionally does not exist in this region of the world and comes across as supremely counter-cultural. I was recently leading a workshop on Doing Business in… Read More

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Culture

Curiosities of Amber Alerts

By On February 15, 2015

“How could people be so callous?”, thought Susan, a lovely American girl just starting out at an international school in Hong Kong after moving over from the Midwest. “What’s up with the… Read More