10 countries are rated as “safest countries” in which to be a temporary “digital nomad” remote international worker.Continue reading
Immigrants play an increasingly large role in the U.S.-based workforce and in many industries, such as tech, may make up half or more of the team members. Effective team leaders need to have a global perspective and global skills to make the best of these teams.Continue reading
Conceived as a satirical comment in a fiction book, these rules morphed into real-world practice in areas of Scandanavia. These rules are now taught in schools as a society-wide code…Continue reading
A big surprise – we just snuck in a two-week trip to the Netherlands – we finally traveled internationally.
This post describes the planning process, and some crazy stuff that happened before and after the trip.Continue reading
Depending on the nature of your business and your role in the business, global thinking may be important – or not. A strictly local retail, product or service business may have little need for global skills and thinking. Yet a company developing software or products that may be used globally, or sourced from outside the country, may have a much larger need for global skills. Global skills appear to also enhance one’s ability to both see and seek out “big opportunities”.Continue reading
Just 20% of U.S. K-12 students will study a foreign language, typically Spanish, and starting around age 15-16. In Europe, 91% of students will study a 2nd language, starting at age 6 to 8.Continue reading