The Cultural Insider

Appearance on Global CKtizens Episode 51

Tune into this Facebook Live conversation as Jamie Gelbtuch, Founder of Cultural Mixology, talks with Calvin Widjaja, Founder and Host of Global CKtizens on Episode 51 of his show about everything global from being a global citizen to being a global entrepreneur!

Buyer Beware: Don’t Invest in Cross-Cultural Training You Don’t Need

Many cross-cultural trainings bought in the corporate world are the right solution to the wrong problem and yield low return on investment. When a multicultural team is not performing well, culture easily becomes the scapegoat. The team’s issues, however, are not necessarily the result of a lack of cultural knowledge.

A Lesson in Quechua

A Lesson in Quechua #languagematters Quechua, often referred to as Runasimi ("the people's language"), was the language of the Inca Empire. Nowadays, it is still spoken by approximately eight million people, which makes it the most commonly spoken native language in...

Virtual Power Lunch with Jamie Gelbtuch

Tune into this Virtual Power Lunch as Jamie Gelbtuch, Founder of Cultural Mixology, talks with Georgetown University’s Alumni Career Services about a unique career in cultural competency!

Leap of Doubt?

Outsourcing is difficult to define – Wikipedia needs forty words, the Oxford English Dictionary takes twenty – and the actual experience is no less messy. Nowadays, a myriad of contractors, gig workers and third-party specialists move in and out of frame, are expected to liaise – often internationally – all in the name of diversity of thought. In the boardroom, this can present an overwhelming proposition, but isn’t outsourcing just collaboration?

A Beginner’s Guide to Ramadan

The holiday of Ramadan is upon us! Ramadan starts on April 23rd and ends on May 23rd in 2020. Learn more about the sacred month for the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with the infographic...


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Cultural Connections: It’s Important to Understand Global & Cultural Differences

When a conference presenter looks out on a room of association professionals, he or she is likely to see a multicultural mix of people. In fact, today’s typical meeting or conference is a dramatically different place than it was just 10 or 15 years ago as the U.S. population continues to become more diverse. In addition, as more associations are going global, planners and attendees are experiencing global cultures in new ways.

Lucky and Unlucky Numbers Around the World

Beliefs about luck (and misfortune) are intricately linked to culture. Whether related to a culture's history, language, or religion, numbers matter. Cultural Mixology invites you to learn more about how numbers can influence our thoughts (and maybe our fortune) in...