• The impact of selfies in Hong Kong

    Selfies - they are seemingly everywhere in modern societies. You only have to go to a tourist hotspot or a concert to find yourself battling through the millions of arms (or worse - selfie sticks)...
    Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
  • Don’t let a good crisis go to waste

    The title of today's blog post is one of my favourite quotes at the moment - and one I think the world needs more than ever. If you have a look at the news on...
    Monday, May 1st, 2017
  • Cleanliness is next to…?

    When thinking about cross-cultural communication, I bet you don't think "how clean are they?" or "how clean am I?"...and if you do, that's....unusual 😉 BUT concepts of cleanliness can have an impact on communication in...
    Monday, March 27th, 2017
  • Do you trust me?

    One of the interesting factors you can explore in cross-cultural interactions is how easily a particular culture will trust others. As this map shows, there are some cultures which are high-trust (ie think most people...
    Monday, February 27th, 2017
  • Lamb, Australia Day and Hot Potatoes

    Image Source: Damien Kuhn (Unsplash) Australia Day (26 January) always causes a bit of controversy. We love our country, but we've also got some dark, awful moments in our history - and even in the...
    Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • Chai Walli & the Bamboo Ceiling

    Today I want to share with you an inspirational article. Click here to read about the Indian-Australian Business Woman of the Year (2016) Also in this article, I came across a term I hadn't heard...
    Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
  • Travel Tip: Variety is key for currency!

    I've been watching the recent news in India with keen interest. In case you missed it, in November 2016, PM Modi announced all 500 and 1000 denominations would no longer be accepted. This would remove...
    Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • Would you go without a camera?

    I was recently chatting with a friend about the challenges of affluent countries sending volunteers to not-so-affluent countries. Out of that I heard one of the best lines I've come across in a while... Would...
    Monday, November 7th, 2016
  • Discipline & Goals

    “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”  - Abraham Lincoln Photo: Ales Krivec This was a quote shared in an email I received recently. Given my recent post about...
    Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • Make people nameless to fix discrimination?

    Waleed Aly won the Gold Logie last week. He is definitely one of my favourite TV personalities - I appreciate his cut-through, intellectual, smattered-with-humour style on hot topics. Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/05/09/gold-logie-winner-waleed-aly-speaks-out When he won the award, his...
    Monday, May 16th, 2016