Category Archives: Articles

August 1, 2013

Rescuing a Project with Cultural Issues. Or Are You?

Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

A German writer once said, Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass - you don't see it, but somehow it does something." Whether we are working on a project overseas, participating on an international project team, selling a product to a foreign market, or studying as an international project management student, it...
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October 23, 2012

Is That a “Yes-Yes” or a “Yes-No”?

Publication: Georgetown University Alumni Career Services Newsletter
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch (C’ 01)

Many communication exchanges seem simple enough.  You state a question clearly and succinctly, “Will the reports be finished by Friday?” and the answer comes back swiftly, “Yes.”  Then, you sit empty-handed in your office on Friday afternoon, playing these eight words over and over in your mind, with confusion and frustration mounting at some of...
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October 1, 2012

A Latin American Primer

Publication: Poder Hispanic Magazine

Cultural Mixology was pleased to have the results of its Latin American Cultural Differences Survey featured in the Intelligence Gathering section of Poder Hispanic Magazine's October/November 2012 issue. ...
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September 30, 2012

Colombia’s Cultural Mixology

Publication: Colombia Book by Sounds and Colours
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

Cultural Mixology recently surveyed 250 natives from six countries in Latin America, including Colombia, to find out an insider’s view of what people believe makes their culture unique in terms of language, influences and perceptions, regional differences, values, punctuality, and food. Survey Results: General Perceptions Ethnically speaking, Colombia is quite diverse.  More than half the population is Mestizo,...
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