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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

09 June 2016

Some might argue that, unless you are a translator or a foreign language teacher, speaking a second language is completely unnecessary in Europe.  In fact, some business people are convinced that, since English is the dominant language throughout Europe, and […]

20 August 2013

Most multinationals now agree that one of the key operational challenges they face is the need for greater awareness and better understanding of their clients’ and partners’ business cultures.

Here’s the problem. I’m dealing with a client, a supplier or JV partner.  I’m learning their language. I can understand what they say. I DON’T understand what they really mean.

08 August 2013

Will they be ready? For what? The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics of course. They can be a bit ‘last minutish’ but Brazil gets there with flare and style. If you’re going there or working with Brazilians here’s what to expect.

30 July 2013

Only the other day someone still labelled Russia ‘the Wild East’ in a business meeting. The fear of ‘corruption demands’ and ‘strong-arm methods’ is deep rooted. But it’s the exception, not the rule.  Here are some of the things I have learned about doing business in Russia.

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