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How to ensure your business cards are ready for an Asian audience | Asian Business Culture

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Ensure that your business cards are ready for an Asian audience with these three tips.

Second in a series on business cards, and doing business in Asia.

By Karn G. Bulsuk

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Why business cards are essential in Asia | Asian Business Culture

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In Asia, business cards is like American Express: you never leave home without it. Learn why business cards are essential when doing business in Asia, and a rule of thumb to calculate the number of cards you’ll need on your trip.

First in a series on business cards, and in doing business in Asia.

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Microsoft creates universal translator, close to releasing it to public

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Microsoft is close to releasing the real-world equivalent of Star Trek’s Universal Translator, where you’ll be able to speak to someone and have it translated immediately into another language.

By Karn G. Bulsuk

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Why do you eat with your hands? A lesson in intercultural management

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When someone from a different culture does something you find "unacceptable", have you ever thought to ask 'why' they may do it?

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Is your company name internationally mobile?

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Naming your company is important. More so when you're expanding abroad, and when the company name happens to mean something else in the local lingo...

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How to mess up (and fix) a 5S implementation | Case Study

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While the 5S's are a great idea to implement Toyota Production System concepts and kaizen, doing it wrong will waste time and destroy credibility. Here's a case study on where it went wrong, and what they did to fix it.

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Square Enix "didn't know" international appeal of products

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Boss of Japanese game company Square Enix professes to not have known that their products were of interest outside of Japan. Do leaders do enough to see and cultivate the international appeal of their products?

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Saitama's effective social media campaign

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Saitama in Japan takes out a new marketing campaign over social media using anime, and they're doing a terrific job.

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Genchi Genbutsu Case Study: how it helped Toyota win a multi-million dollar contract

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Genchi Genbutsu (現地現物) is another pillar of the Toyota Way. Translated roughly into "go see for yourself", its a methodology which helps people to truly understand a situation, find the root causes and fix it appropriately.

Here we look at a case study in how genchi genbutsu helped Toyota Tsusho win a major government contract in Malaysia supplying noise absorbing walls for highways.

By Karn G. Bulsuk


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Taking a Tuk Tuk like a Bangkokian

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Learn to take a tuk tuk like a local, and avoid getting ripped off.

By Karn G. Bulsuk



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