The birth of human intelligence, language and culture is very similar to the “chicken or egg” problem. Did our distant ancestors emerge with vocal communication, bringing about culture, community and intelligence – or was language a consequent invention of tribal behaviour? Are there clues in the evolution of language or how we learn it? […]
The theory of linguistic relativity is one of the most controversial in the history of language study. Its proponents argue that language is not just the means by which ideas are communicated – but language alters ideas themselves. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which introduced linguistic relativity, garnered support during the 1950s – but in subsequent decades, […]
Most of the reputable global relocation companies conduct annual surveys whereby they gather data on global mobility trends in international companies. Plus Relocation – a company operating in corporate relocation for the past 40 years, just published the results of their Planning for International Mobility Survey. The survey results, gathered from 68 companies that participated, […]
Last week, Triple Pundit published an interview with impact investment expert Jed Emerson. Here, Emerson explains why multilingual leadership is important for those involved in this field. Recently, a new study called Impact Investing 2.0 was launched. This report examines the strategy of twelve funds that have found the key to good impact investing. One […]
As a team manager leading a multicultural team, you go through the stages of team development perhaps a bit longer than when working with most monocultural teams. When you feel you’ve had enough of battling the cultural differences, and that you just want to call it a day, don’t despair – keep in mind that […]
For many people the world of finance is a mystery, a closed book that just a few adventurous souls will dare to open. However, even if you are not working in the financial department, it is very important to understand the impact of financial aspects on non-financial processes within an organization. Plus, I am sure […]
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