Summary: Today we talk with Judith Hornok, author and decoder, about navigating culture when working in the Arab Gulf. She shares three key ingredients to successfully working with Arab cultures as well as some real-life examples from her book The Arab Business Code. Judith Hornok is THE DECODER. She studies the“special codes”of individuals and groups worldwide. Over fifteen years she has researched the social-emotional mindset of the Arab people in the Gulf. During her studi
There are approximately 2,000,000 saunas in Finland, a country with a total population around 5,500,000. That’s a sauna for every two to three individuals. It’s no wonder saunas are such a hot place for making connections and forming relationships. For a population that is fairly reserved in discussing personal topics in their normal business relationships, it is nice to have a place forblowing off steam and connect with those who typically hold a very professional demeaner.
After growing up in Washington state, graduating with a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University, and starting a career with one of the Big4 accounting firms in San Jose, an international career seemed distant for Jeff Jenkins. But it was always a dream of his to work globally. Here are some key points from his Cultural Conversations podcast, where he walks us through his journey to working abroad. Work for International Opportunity After starting with Deloitte in
In this episode, we talk with Jeff Jenkins, Senior Manager in National Office Accounting Consultations at Deloitte in their Finland office. Jeff shares his experiences and how he got to this point. He touches on work culture in Finland, and what the Finnish culture means for his family. Guest: Jeff Jenkins grew up in Spokane, Washington before his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting at BYU. He started with Deloitte in the Bay Area before taking on his current opport