March 2008

30
Mar

They Made It! Interview by Mike Thomas, Wild Job Safari

You can listen to the interview here: WEEKEND EDITION PODCAST: Interview With Angelika Blendstrup <http://machete.wildjobsafari.com/2008/03/09/weekend-edition-podcast-interview-with-angelika-blenstrup.aspx>   Image from Wikipedia Or if that one doesn’t work: http://machete.wildjobsafari.com/2008/03/09/weekend-edition-podcast-interview-with -angelika-blenstrup.aspx   Related articles Podcast recycles actual talk radio calls [via Zemanta]  

30
Mar

Um, like, you know, kind of, stuff….speech for the boardroom?

Often, when I work with younger Asian clients, I notice that their English is full of “fillers” such as the ubiquitous “like” and also “you know”, and “stuff”. In fact, I attended a Stanford Continuing Studies class a while ago [where I also give classes] and a young woman from a major company in Silicon Valley [no, not Google] was

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28
Mar

They Made It! Radio interview, CEO,Dominique Piotet, L’Atelier/BNP Paribas, SF, asked witty questions about French leaders – en francais

Image by pierre pouliquin via Flickr To hear the witty way Dominique asked about the famous French entrepreneurs from the book, please click on the link: http://www.atelier.fr/radio/9/23032008/atelier-numerique-n230-36252-.html

25
Mar

Ils ont réussi !Le reve amercain se poursuit en Silicon Valley.

Image from Wikipedia Le thème. Le rêve américain se poursuit aujourd’hui en Californie. Dans la Silicon Valley précisément, où nombre d’immigrants de tous pays continuent de tenter leur chance. Des Chinois, des Français, des Allemands, des Indiens, des Iraniens, des Israéliens et tant d’autres n’en finissent pas de détailler les ingrédients de leur réussite : le deuil du passé, le

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25
Mar

APRIL 9th, 2008 Succeeding in the Valley: Foreign-born entrepreneurs share their stories about making it!

Image from Wikipedia   L’Executive Club, SiliconFrench, CSPA, GABA, Hispanic Net, NET-IP, SIPA, and SDForum invite you to come hear Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneurs from around the world speak about the keys to success and fulfillment.   Moderators: * Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., Blendstrup & Associates   * Tom Chaffin, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Panelists:   * Eric Benhamou, Chairman and CEO,

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25
Mar

Gossip – An International or American phenomenon?

Image from WikipediaGossip is probably the least effective form of communication. Do the French or Spaniards do more of it? Are Americans less likely to pass along “bad” rumors? Do Chinese gossip, are Japanese or Indians also involved in gossiping about their colleagues? I don’t know who does it the most, but everyone seems to gossip at work. Joseph Conrad

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14
Mar

Network outside of your comfort zone

Image from Wikipedia Networking is a way of life for most Americans, it seems they start in Kindergarten and just keep on improving their networking skills. For example, a friend of mine, Samba Murthy, gave some sage advice, urging Indian professionals to network among other groups. He said, “The biggest problem with Indians is they tend to focus just on

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