Adapting to International Flavours – ALDI

This week I remembered the time in Australia when I really wanted to eat something familiar from Germany and suddenly in Mooloolaba I found an ALDI store and I took my chance to eat German Sausages and some German Sweets. And I was surprised how similar the product portfolio was to the German stores. This brought me to the idea to post about the adaptation of this supermarket within the countries it already started to expand to. Continue reading

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Global Payment Study 2013

Yesterday I came across an interesting link to a website in one of the business networks I am declared to. It’s about an annual study provided by the HayGroup which shows the forecast of the global salary development in nations all over the world. Continue reading

Adapting to International Flavours – McDonalds

If you are expanding your business internationally you always have to adapt to the country you move to. Have this in mind for all parts of your business – legal issues, employees, financial environment and of course your product for a new target group. There are of course a lot more categories which have to be overviewed when your business is going abroad and I will talk about them in future posts. Of course this also is true for Global Players and since I was hungry and went to McDonald’s today I explored that they offer a Scorcher Peri Peri Burger(Chickenburger with spicy sauce) here in Australia which I have never seen in Germany or the US before. Continue reading

Coursera – For a worldwide Education

View on University of Washington CampusToday I want to present another company which provides the world with education. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship which succeeds in providing a free education over the internet with its partner universities. And we are talking about very popular universities like Princeton University, Duke University, University of London or my favourite the University of Washington, since I studied one semester there. Continue reading

Worldometer – Statistics of a changing World

Water SourceSome weeks ago I introduced 7 Billion and You. They offered the service to show you when you were born and what the current population is. Since I like statistics I searched for other websites dealing with similar topics.

The website Worldometers shows 8 different categories of recent statistics. Continue reading

Doing Business in Germany – Part 2

Last week I talked about typical behaviour in different regions of Germany. Today it’s about the common business etiquette.

Greeting:

A short and firm handshake with direct eye contact shows the respect for the business partner. In a meeting with more people you should give everyone a handshake and tell them your last name during this. If everyone is sitting already you can also knock on the table and say Hello during this gesture. Continue reading