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The 6th Most Powerful Language in the World: Russian

Even Astronauts Learn Russian Today our series spotlight shines on Russian, #6 on the list of the world’s ten most powerful languages. English is often called the international language of…

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The 9th Most Powerful Language in the World: Portuguese

Language was a major export of countries that once colonized territories around the globe. Over the centuries, many of those territories became independent nations that embraced those languages. How business…

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The 10th Most Powerful Language in the World: Hindi

Transliterating a word or phrase in one language means we have represented or spelled them in another language. Let’s look at a typical expression. When someone in your organization often…

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[NEW eBook] The Pros and Cons of an English-Only Workplace

Using English – the most popular language for business worldwide – as your lingua franca may seem like a great way to streamline processes and ease communications between employees. There…

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The Rise of the Micro-Multinational

The misperception that multinational businesses are only huge conglomerates with offices around the world persists, but is becoming less and less accurate. Instead, so-called “micro-multinationals” have leveraged technology and social…

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How Learning Languages Increases Your Cultural Intelligence

by Fernando Sanchez-Arias and Rosemary Crawford (*) Negotiating internationally, studying abroad, being part of multicultural teams or working with multinational companies is challenging. Cultural intelligence increases dramatically when one speaks…

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Using the 5Hs to Be Culturally Intelligent in International Business

by Fernando Sanchez-Arias and Catherine Knotts (*) In an increasingly multicultural world, we are exposed to situations in which we interact with people from cultures different from our own. No…

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