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This website will help you deal successfully with different cultures and increase your competitiveness in the global market: discover how to develop your cultural skills.

Doing business in Mexico

Here’s the link to an interesting article on how to survive your first meeting in Mexico: a few hints to be more effective and prepared, such as “When we meet with a Mexican counterpart, partner, or client, they will be assessing us to determine if they are dealing with someone of higher, lower, or equal […]

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Italy and Japan: cultural differences at work

Italy and Japan are two countries with very marked cultural differences, both in social and work life. It’s therefore necessary to carefully analyze these differences to reach a better understanding of Japanese behavior at work. Here two examples: the exchange of business cards and the so-called ring system. The possibility of misunderstanding or dislike due […]

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Claudio Storelli’s story of success and Wayne Rooney’s helmet

The success of an Italian in a foreign land is a great satisfaction but at the same time hides a bit of sadness because Italy wasn’t able to keep a smart mind. Here the story of Claudio Storelli, 31, founder in USA of Storelli Sports, a company that deals with special clothing for football players, […]

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Marcello Lippi: the success of an Italian in China

We speak today of a successful professional known and loved by all Italians: Marcello Lippi. After a career as a player before and coach after, sighting success with Juventus winning the Champions League, 5 Serie A titles and the Intercontinental Cup, as well as the World Cup in 2006 with the national team, he decided […]

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Italians in the world

Our history led Italians to move in different countries of the world, bringing with us family, dreams and habits. However working abroad is not so simple, but can offer great opportunities for personal growth, building relationships with people of other cultures. The community of Italians living and working abroad (Aire – Register of Italians living […]

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Five tips for a successful intercultural communication: interview with Gayle Cotton

In business trips it’s important to know cultural customs and traditions of the population we are going to encounter. Not always our habits coincide with those of other countries and cultures, and we can easily be misunderstood. Therefore it is of great consequence to know what’s the right thing to do in each country. Viaggiamo.it […]

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“Italians aren’t lazy” by Barbara Serra

From the working point of view London is certainly an important city for Italians. We always start looking for opportunities from the most humble works hoping to arrive to the most important positions. A successful example is that of Barbara Serra, an Italian internationally renowned journalist, who twenty years ago landed in London and became […]

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Itim Italy interview with Giorgio Treves, Volkswagen Financial Services

Video Anna Paola Simonetti, Itim Italy’s senior consultant, interviews Giorgio Treves, HR, Legal and Organization Director of Volkswagen Financial Services Italy, providing an example of a multinational firm actively investing in the quality of its personnel training.  A new requirement of VW Financial Services is to develop personnel skills in order to reach a better […]

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Italian talent for Facebook

Sometimes unbelievable stories teach us that passion and amusement can become a serious matter. It’s the story of Andrea Vaccari and Glancee, his Italian start-up, meeting Mark Zuckerberg a few months ago and building an Italian worldwide success.

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Multinational Italy: Italian companies going global

Recently UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) published the World Investment Report 2012 “Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies “, where data on Italian companies investing abroad and their foreign counterparts are available.

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