Tag: French

5
Dec

VC Jean-Louis Gassée’s advice for French entrepreneurs – en français

I’m reposting this interview that I did several years ago. Jean Louis is just as relevant today as he was then. Many months ago I ended doing the rounds of the international executives I talked to over 14 months here in the Silicon Valley because the book with their interviews was finished. Since I was having withdrawal symptoms and really missed

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9
Jun

Case Studies: Management skills for international entrepreneurs and executives in Silicon Valley

We work with international clients – executives and entrepreneurs – from a variety of countries. Here are a few, short business communications case studies showing what solutions we find when working on their particular communication skills. Go to our coaching page to find more descriptions. We approach each business client’s concerns on an individual basis and work with him/her to find

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3
Jan

Can GOOG-411/US Conquer Foreign Accents?

Image via Wikipedia Can GOOG-411/US conquer foreign accents? Imagine an Indian, Frenchman or Chinese looking to call a local US business number using GOOG-411. Needless to say, it can become a very frustrating. If we think of a Chinese English speaker, who often doesn’t pronounce the consonants in the word or the endings, trying to get the number of, say,

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5
Jun

Interviewing Tips for non USians – an important aspect of successful business communications

Image by mathoov via Flickr What do foreign-born career seekers have problems with when looking for a job in the US? They don’t know how to “sell” themselves; they talk around questions and don’t back up their answers with examples and interesting stories. Even when they are MBA students at Stanford looking for that special job. Many foreign-born professionals are

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10
May

Inspiring Women: Women 2.0 Conference Stanford Women in Business

How inspiring it was this morning, May 10, 2008, to see a whole room [tent] full of eager, young women, all determined to move forward with their ideas which will turn into full fledged businesses – and the women are counting on this. The back of the room had a clothes line hung along the wall, full of napkins, on

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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]  

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

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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