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If you work across time zones, cultures and borders, this is the show for you. Leo interviews experts from around the globe, across several industries. Engaging conversations to uncover their challenges and draw insights that can help you becoming better international business leaders. Follow the show on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-international-business-podcast
 
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Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business

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Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business

Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences | Diversity Expert & Peter van der Lende: leading business developer

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Culture Matters when you’re working Internationally. International Business requires Cultural Competence. That’s what we’ll talk about during these podcasts.
 
This podcast is for and about founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs seeking to change the status quo and bring innovative ideas into the world. Learn how they are doing it and what innovative technologies and business models they are pushing forward.
 
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On this episode Leo interviews Steven Yung. He brings extensive management insights from leading multinational and local companies in Asia and the U.S.A. With a proven track record throughout the value chain via leadership roles in Consumer, Brand Innovation, Media & Entertainment, Property, Manufacturing, Retail, FinTech industries, his experience…
 
Democracy and Cultural Diversity [Podcast]In this 23-minute podcast, we talk about what democracy is and how it is seen differently in different cultures.The Western concept of democracy is very different from the Indian or Russian, just to name a few."Nothing is culturally neutral, neither is democracy."To read a corresponding article about democr…
 
On this episode co-host Audrey interviews Art Dicker. He is a senior lawyer at R&P China Lawyers, a full service PRC law firm advising international businesses in China. Art spent the last 15 years working in China to advise technology, manufacturing, and consumer companies on structuring their investments and managing legal risk in their operation…
 
On these “Select” episodes of the show, we’ll extract our favourite moments from previous episodes of The International Business Podcast. You can find the links to the guests in the show notes. Enjoy. #88: Competitive advantage in a globalised economy With Patrick Daly #83: Measure digital success With Adrian Kingwell #85: Taking Cleantech companie…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Andrew Weiler. He is passionate about empowering English language learners… not just through speaking English in ways so they won’t feel held back in their lives and careers, but also to see themselves as powerful learners, confident and able to see challenges as opportunities to grow themselves. His work with English…
 
On these “Select” episodes of the show, we’ll extract our favourite moments from previous episodes of The International Business Podcast. You can find the links to the guests in the show notes. Enjoy. #25: Global people skills aren’t optional anymore With Gabor Holch #39: International Direct Sales With Richard Zeissig #47: Fashion Business after C…
 
On these “Select” episodes of the show, we’ll extract our favourite moments from previous episodes of The International Business Podcast. You can find the links to the guests in the show notes. Enjoy. #86: Unmuted, how to show up and speak up With Heather Hansen #66: Aviation and sustainability With Julien Moll #55: International expansion explaine…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Dr. Chaz Austin. He created and teaches three courses for LinkedIn Learning: "Creating a Career Plan" "Succeeding in a New Job" "Transitioning Out of Your Job". Over 500’000 people from all over the world have been learning from him. He is a recognized authority in the field of career packaging and marketing. He train…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Danay Lea. He is the Advisor to the MD & CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. With more than 15 years of financial leadership experience across emerging markets he is applying the lessons learned to the outdoor sports industry. What is the connection between Finance and snowboarding? What impact does climate change h…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Shaun Rein. He is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world's leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He works with boards, billionaires, heads of states, CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 & leading Chinese companies, private equity firms, SMEs a…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Patrick Daly. He is the Managing Director of Alba Consulting since 2005 and works with many of the top Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, distribution and logistics services in Europe, Asia and the Americas helping them to achieve dramatic improvements in their supply chain capabilities and performance through su…
 
On these “Select” episodes of the show, we’ll extract our favourite moments from previous episodes of The International Business Podcast. You can find the links to the guests in the show notes. Enjoy. #76: Solar energy and supply chain traceability With Andy Klump #40: Is Education digitally strong? With Melissa Palleschi #35: Sustainable innovatio…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Heather. She helps top global leaders show up, speak up, and inspire action in a changing world. She focuses on fostering unmuted communication cultures where every voice is heard, resulting in greater inclusion, innovation and efficiency across remote and global teams. Her book “Unmuted – how to show up, speak up and…
 
On this episode co-host Audrey interviews Kathrin Bussmann. She is the Head of Verbaccino Inc., an independent marketing consultancy that helps Cleantech companies go global. Working at the intersection of global business, international marketing, and localization, Kathrin's focus is on developing digital content strategies that drive international…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Simon Severino helps business owners in SaaS and Services run their company more effectively which results in sales that soar. Trusted by Google, Roche, Consilience Ventures, Amgen, AbbVie. He created the Strategy Sprints™ Method that doubles revenue in 90 days by getting owners out of the weeds. Simon is the CEO and …
 
On this episode Co-host Stefano interviews Adrian Kingwell. He is a digital entrepreneur, founder of Mezzo Labs, a leading British digital analytics consultancy, and of Uplifter, an analytics SaaS platform. Adrian worked for 10 years in software sales and marketing for companies like Oracle and GE, before deciding to start his own business. In 2006…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Bernard Hor. He is an entrepreneur, a storyteller and a strategist. Co-founder of Hatio Group. As the group CEO, Bernard plays an instrumental role in expanding the Hatio brand across Southeast Asia with a mission to help local SMEs digitise. With an excellent understanding of supply chain best practice, Bernard and h…
 
On this episode co-host Audrey interviews Ivana Lodovici, Director of International Recruitment. As of today, Ivana has conducted numerous national and international searches for a broad spectrum of US-based and multinational companies, placing from mid to C-level Executives in a variety of industries. What are the main challenges that foreign comp…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Sally Maier-Yip. She is a trusted China PR and marketing advisor and thought leader, with a mission to empower businesses to fulfill their China dreams. Sally is the Founder and Managing Director of the fast-growing, UK’s leading China Luxury PR boutique agency, 11K Consulting, which specialises in real estate, interi…
 
What is a memorable moment from your international career? This is a key question of the show. Guests can share a successful, a funny or even a catastrophic episode. With: Zach Selch episode 71 Xavier Sanz episode 73 Daria Müller Velasquez episode 67 Carla Ferrero episode 57 Self-learning is of paramount importance in the business world, listen to …
 
On this episode co-host Audrey interviews Lino Miani. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Navisio Global LLC. Lino is a retired US Army Special Forces officer with over 20 years of global Special Operations, interagency, and multinational experience. Throughout his public service career Lino developed and demonstrated an ability to advise senior p…
 
On this episode co-host Stefano Santelmo interviews Levent Yildizgoren. He is the co-founder of TTC wetranslate Ltd, a multi award winning translation and localisation company. He is author of ‘Good Business in any Language’ How to thrive in global markets. He has been in the language industry for three decades and he is a PRINCE2 qualified project…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Andy Klump. He is a renewable energy executive with 20 years of solar energy, storage, and technology experience with 18 years’ operating in China. He is the founder, owner, and CEO of Clean Energy Associates, a solar energy and storage technical due diligence and engineering services firm with a presence in 13 countr…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Cynthia Dearin. She is an international business strategist and Founder of Dearin & Associates and the International Business Accelerator. Cynthia is also a keynote speaker, author of Amazon best-seller "Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires" and host of the Business Beyond Borders Podcast. How can companies avoid gambling…
 
On this episode co-host Stefano interviews founder and CEO Nick Frey. He is a hands-on strategy leader with more than 10 years of experience building high-performance business operations and cross-functional teams in EMEA, USA, LATAM and APAC regions. After multiple years working in the market research industry, where he was responsible for strateg…
 
When is the supply of shipping containers going to normalize? On this episode Leo interviews Xavier Sanz. He combines expertise in Logistics, International Trade and Finance. Xavi is the Branch Manager of the new Hangzhou Branch within the expansion plan of Across Logistics in the Asian markets. Which routes saw the major price jump? For those who …
 
On this episode Leo interviews Ismael Wrixen. He is the Executive Chairman of FE International, the market leader in the sale of SaaS, E-commerce and Content businesses. Over the past decade Wrixen has overseen 1000+ successful acquisitions totaling $1B in value. Wrixen’s previous background was in large-cap M&A investment banking, where he execute…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Zach Selch. He has been in Global Sales for 35 years and now serves as a fractional Global VP of Sales for 6 companies, sits on the boards of a few companies and runs a school that trains and coaches Global Sales Leaders. He has sold in more than 135 countries and lived in 6. Zach is an ex-paratroop sergeant, a father…
 
What makes you an international professional? If you want to be a guest on the show follow these 4 steps: Connect with Leonardo Marra on LinkedIn Send your profile picture Send your bio Answer the question “What makes you an international professional?” The show is currently listened in 100 countries. Today we’ll hear from: Armando Flores Chiu – ep…
 
What is a memorable moment from your international career? This is a key question of the show. Guests can share a successful, a funny or even a catastrophic episode. With: Kimberly Kirkendall from episode 60 Robert Franklin from episode 28 Tom Roberts from episode 49 Marco Mulinacci from episode 6 Julien Moll from episode 66 Evelyn Li from episode …
 
What makes you an international professional? If you want to be a guest on the show follow these 4 steps: Connect with Leonardo Marra on LinkedIn Send your profile picture Send your bio (approximately 300 words, including links to your website, company, blog or other) Answer the question “What makes you an international professional?”. What is the …
 
In this episode Leo interviews Daria Müller Velasquez. She is a Growth Manager with almost a decade of experience in marketing, growth, content, project management, and leadership. After building strong hands-on know-how in educational, commercial, and fashion industries, she is now focused on building new growth strategies for a Berlin-based start…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Julien Moll. He has been working in the aviation industry since 2005, from Stress Engineer all the way to General Manager. Julien provides strategy to develop the Aerospace and Fuel Cell Electrical Vehicles markets footprint in China. He is also passionate about the Green Revolution. China’s energy and climate policy …
 
On this episode Leo interviews Patti McCarthy. Her business is called Cultural Chemistry and like most chemists, she is interested in understanding why some things bond immediately, while others repel or even explode. Patti helps people working in multi-cultural environments to be better informed, to be more self-aware and less likely to always bla…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Evelyn Li, she is a Senior APAC recruiter from Proclinical Staffing, a global recruitment company specializing in middle to senior level hiring in healthcare and life science industry. Her experience of working under diversified cultures across different continents has brought her extensive candidate insights and clie…
 
On this episode co-host Stefano Santelmo interviews Janina Neumann and Eva Túnez Salvador. Janina is a bilingual (German/English) graphic designer and intercultural management trainer. The bilingual focus ensures clients can communicate their message equally effectively across different languages and cultures. Another key focus is diversity managem…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Peter van der Lende and Chris Smit. They work together to help executives to become culturally competent. Too often is the impact of cultural differences underestimated, leading to international expansion failures. Chris Smit makes companies and organizations more aware of cultural diversity. In business, the impact o…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Thauana Morais. It is a pleasure to have her back, you can listen to her first appearance in episode #30 where they discussed about building diverse business ecosystems. Thauana is Associate Partner at Serica, developing relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders in China, US and Brazil. Initiatives on femal…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Kimberly Kirkendall, CAP. She has over 30 years of international business experience in multiple regions, with a focus in Asia. She began her career in China, moving there in 1986 after graduating from Ohio State University. She lived in China for five years, where she ran two factories and managed the regional office…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Jason Durkee. He is President of workplace learning and performance consulting firm Idea Development and co-founder of Practical Training Transfer. Since the 90's, he's designed and delivered cross-cultural awareness, innovation, leadership and communication development programs to more than 40,000 participants in Asi…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Marian Danko and Ervis Micukaj. Two entrepreneurs on foreign soil. Marian Danko is an entrepreneur from Ukraine with a passion for innovation and technology. As the founder of weHustle, a platform for innovators in China, Marian is working on connecting local and international scenes to build a diverse and inclusive i…
 
On this episode Leo interviews Carla Ferrero. She has spent 5 years in China and 7 years in London where she founded her own company, Ni-Cons. Carla is an international Career Consultant that specializes in helping students and professionals to get ready for the job market. She works with Business Schools and Universities where she is running Caree…
 
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