My International Straight Talk website is a dedicated to exploring cross-cultural issues and to providing readers with access to a range of self-study, training and classroom resources. The principal resource there is a ten-country video series that explores each country’s culture from the perspective of an American small business owner/manager or independent professional doing business there. The videos are a lot of talking heads (this was the 1990’s) but their information is street-smart and pretty timeless regarding how to manage human relationships in business in each country.
I wrote and produced the “International Straight Talk” video series in the 1990’s with help from dedicated friends, the Small Business Administration and corporate sponsors Texas Instruments, Texas Utilities, and GTE. I have posted all ten one-hour digitized videos, each broken into approximately 15 minute segments. The series is designed was a thought & discussion-provoking resource for cross-cultural learning in a business or graduate-level environment. While it was produced 20 years ago and is definitely low-budget, the content was written and designed to retain its relevance, which feedback tends to confirm. Thank you all.
My “Cultivators Handbook” website is temporarily off-line. I am devoting my online writing almost exclusively to the panaceachronicles blog and to other writing and teaching.
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