CUBA LIBRE? Perhaps soon, and you’d better be ready!

Published on January 19th, 2016 by Dean Foster

The Great Cuban Experiment Unique among the nations of Latin America, Cuba, through its communist socialist revolution of the 1950s (although in Cuba even today, the revolution is always ongoing), in one swift move, was determined to sweep away  the legacies of the Spanish Conquest with which the rest of the region still profoundly struggles.  The

Top Ten Crossing-Cultures New Year’s Resolutions!

Published on January 9th, 2016 by Dean Foster

Resolution #10: Resolve to BE HUMBLE: No one culture has an absolute lock on “right” or “wrong”, your culture or theirs. Resist judging what you see, hear, taste, experience, until you have ALL the facts.  Now go renew that passport! Resolution #9: Resolve to be CURIOUS: Work to get outside the “tourist bubble”, stay open

The Continuing Mediterranean Revolution

Published on May 9th, 2015 by Dean Foster

I’m writing from Porto, Portugal. The weather is beautiful, the food delicious, yet I’m finding my mind wander continuously to tensions in the nearby region and the vast cultural divides between northern and southern Europe. Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post called “The Mediterranean Revolution,” a short piece which touched on the

Dispatch from Shanghai

Published on April 3rd, 2015 by Dean Foster

Some reflections on the current state of growth, construction, and business in China.

How cultural traits informed net neutrality decisions in the U.S. and the Netherlands

Published on March 30th, 2015 by Dean Foster

Net neutrality is a hot topic around the world right now, and the way countries are leaning on this decision has a lot to do with their cultural roots.


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