Today I want to present two product related topics. Firstly I found an interesting Social Entrepreneur who wants to offer one dollar glasses to help people in low-income areas which reminded me on the 300 Dollar House I introduced in one of my past posts. Secondly I want to introduce a new topic which will deal with New Business Ideas and Start Ups. Today I have a closer look on the really interesting and innovative 3D fitting of the German Online Glasses Seller Mister Spex. Continue reading
Hi Everyone. I have to apologize that I didn’t succeed in writing articles the last two weeks. For a better understanding I wanted to let you know that I was finally accepted for my Master Studies in International Management in Bochum (North Rhine-Westphalia) and I already succeeded in finding a nice apartment there for the next two years. But let’s get back to business with another Story of Cultural Taboos. And again George is the main character. After his travels to Oceania and Africa he collected some experiences in South & Central America this time. Continue reading
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
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
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
Today 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
Some 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.
Last week I talked about typical behaviour in different regions of Germany. Today it’s about the common business etiquette.
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
A short Analyses of the different Regions
Since Are-you-global.com is supposed to support you with some information about doing business in a global environment I want to start talking about countries and their business etiquette. Today I want to present information about Germany. Firstly I have to present different regions since there are some differences within the Germans concerning the geographic part they come from. (the map is just an indication of the geographic parts) Continue reading