Category Archives: Articles

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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July 2, 2012

Latin American Cultural Differences: A Survey

Publication: Sounds and Colours
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

The stereotypes abound: fiestas,siestas, and mañana. Searching for information on the cultural differences among the twelve countries of South America is a surprisingly challenging task. Culture is complex. What we see on the surface – language, clothing, appearance, celebrations, art, or architecture – is a reflection of deeper, underlying forces – history, geography, religion, values, attitudes, beliefs –...
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