• The Monkey and the Fish

    This is a story that I use in my cross-cultural training classes. It's a great metaphor for how cultural assumptions can get us into trouble - even with the best of intentions.* A typhoon had...
    Friday, January 10th, 2014
  • Aussies not so laid back

    I don't know whether it's because we live on an island, but Australia has developed a reputation for being an easy-going, relaxed, laid-back, "no worries mate" type of place. Whilst this may be true for...
    Friday, December 20th, 2013
  • Photos Are Not Universal

    As I glanced over today's news, this article caught my eye: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/miss-universe-olivia-culp-faces-formal-investigation-over-taj-mahl-fashion-shoot/story-e6frfmqi-1226738032648 The American "Miss Universe", with Indian heritage, made headlines a few weeks ago when she won the title - she was seen as...
    Thursday, October 10th, 2013