How You Can Turn Tragedy into Unparalleled Opportunity
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“What do we talk about?” I knew this was a pivotal moment, but I didn’t yet understand my role. These thoughts came to me as we sat on the porch of … Read More

How To Become A Brilliant Cross-Cultural Ninja
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My Early Cross-Cultural Ninja Training In the earliest years of our marriage, my wife and I lived for two years in Japan. There, we encountered marked differences in how Japanese … Read More

In The Modern World, ‘Nyoman’ Is An Island
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Nyoman stands before me as a representative of the way the world is changing. Born in a tiny village above Ubud, Bali, Nyoman currently runs an Airbnb business at his … Read More

Opening The Secrets Of Knowledge To Benefit All
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I was fascinated by the history of King Sejong during our trip to Korea. Ruler of Korea from 1418 to 1450, he used the power of the pen to benefit … Read More

How To Decode Your Way To Foreign Language Brilliance
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Learning to decode a foreign language is not only a fun process, but it’s good for your brain! Garansi lebih cepat dingin atau uang kembali!  We saw these words on … Read More

How To Master The Art Of Crossing The Street
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I hold my breath, and take the step into the street. A tidal wave of motorcycles, cars and small trucks descend on me as I begin to cross the four-lane … Read More

What Makes You Truly Free? Perspectives On Freedom
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As we approach the Fourth of July, Americans get ready to celebrate freedom. But what is truly free? From our time in Singapore, I’d like to explore some perspectives on … Read More

Febbiante Kore: What Will She Grow Up To Be?
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Next month we’ll visit Indonesia, an archipelago of over 18,000 islands with quite an interesting amalgam of peoples, religions, and languages. It’s been almost 30 years since we last visited. And … Read More

How To Learn From the Locals To Avoid Disaster
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When traveling or living abroad, it pays to sharpen your attention & learn from the locals. Here’s an amusing true story where my brothers Scott, Ray, and I learned this … Read More

This Is What Happened On Our First Date…In China (You Will Laugh.)
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When you are living in a country new to you, even the simplest moments can be an adventure. And this was true for our experience in China several years ago. … Read More

Why Should You Engage Across Cultures & Ethnicities?
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Why is it important to learn about and engage with people different from us? Especially those from different cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds? How does it benefit us … Read More

Trains & Time: What Happens When You Cross Cultures?
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When it comes to time, it’s quite accurate to to view northern Europeans as more time conscious than southern Europeans. Of course, this is an oversimplification. There are extremely timely Italians, Spaniards, … Read More

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