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  “The Celebration of Achievement pays tribute to an exceptional entrepreneur who has achieved recognizable success. This visionary woman is an inspirational leader, who has built an entrepreneurial venture in Alberta with significant impact on the economy and the community, and who acts as a role model for women in business.” – Alberta Women Entrepreneurs   Michèle, along with 36 other nominees, will be in…

How much control do you have over the risks of your business? Your answer to that question is very closely linked to the culture in which you grew up. If you’re an American or European, you’ll tend to feel (in varying degrees) that you have quite a lot of control. Risk is a specific “thing” capable of being sold to those who wish to carry…

Are rules or relationships more important for people in different countries? Fons Trompenaars tried to answer this question by developing the cultural dimension of Universalism and Particularism. This video visualizes peoples’ answers on a worldmap. The visualization is based on peoples’ answers on three questions. 1. would you make a false testimony in order to help a friend? 2. would you write a positive review…

The latest issue of BearingPoint’s bi-annual management journal, the BearingPoint Institute Report – Issue 003, features an article by Charles Hampden-Turner on the issue of how the underlying features of innovation can be harnessed. Innovation is a word often used in business, but when it gets down to it, does anyone really know what it means? And, more importantly, can organisations actually make innovation happen on…

Ranking is a result of increasing need for knowledge of intercultural management During the bi-annual ceremony of Thinkers50 in London Fons Trompenaars, academic, consultant and author has been ranked as one of the current most influential management thinkers worldwide. Among previous recipients of these ‘Oscars of management’ were Michael Porter, Henry Mintzberg, Jim Collins and Malcolm Gladwell. The fact that business is getting more and…