Monthly Archives: October 2014

Culture 2 – Individuals, Influence, and Regression to the Mean [FP]

“No man is an island.” ― John Donne I closed my last post with the smallest people group, an Individual and a concept of an ‘individual culture.’ It might be wise to provide a better definition of this, so here’s … Continue reading

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Culture 1 – It’s About Values [FP]

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.” ― Peter Ustinov Actually, I thought it was English cooking, at least according to the old joke about the World’s Shortest Books where everybody gets skewered. But, it’ll do. This … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Do You Speak English?

They were an odd introduction to cultural differences, our early experiences. The first was, more or less, an unexpected one – our move from Southern California (born and raised) to Texas for graduate school, and a whole different world. I … Continue reading

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We’re Moving To Where?

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” ― Rodney Dangerfield I suspect that, if pressed, we could separate people into three rough categories: those who would not mind living in other places, … Continue reading

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Losing Talent: Go Ahead, Tell Yourself It’s Mutual (Guest Post)

Today’s post is a guest piece from Dr. Marla Gottschalk.  It is of particular interest because it takes my Fundamental Principle 7 (that there are clueless people) and moves it up to include organizations.  This affirmation is something I was working … Continue reading

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