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Culture & Countries
Are French and Americans arrogant?
February 16, 2017
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We’ve heard it over and over as fingers point across the Atlantic: THEY are so arrogant! When the topic comes up in intercultural trainings, people from other countries usually laugh and say: Both French and Americans are arrogant! What’s there to talk about? Beyond a fun but ultimately sterile debate over who is the most […]
Culture & Countries
“I Chose France” – Ross McInnes
January 21, 2016
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Ross McInnes, the Chairman of Safran’s Executive Board, kindly accepted our invitation to discuss his career. We talked about that all-important sense of belonging, which involves a “dual culture” and about the French in the international environment. Would you like to tell us a little about the cultural context in which you began your career? […]
Culture & Countries
International Perception of French Managers
November 26, 2015
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National culture has a considerable influence on management style. So, how are French managers viewed abroad? Let's discover the good, the bad and the ugly…
Culture & Countries
French and American… can you be both at the same time?
November 12, 2015
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How do you combine being both French and American from an administrative, personal and cultural viewpoint? Administratively, it’s completely possible. Many of us have two passports, vote in both countries and declare our taxes in both countries! Two countries… Poles apart! So how does a Franco-American or an American-Frenchman find peace of mind in life […]
Intercultural & Business
Returning from living abroad
October 22, 2015
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Monique Cumin shares her experience of returning from a period of expatriation and talks about the taboo of facing the “culture shock” in her own country. Flashback to 2009: after 10 years spent in three countries (the UK, Thailand and the Czech Republic), she decided to take up a job opportunity which enabled her family to […]
Culture & Countries
What Churchill had to say about the French
October 8, 2015
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I would like to share with you some of Churchill’s thoughts about French culture. In a short guide intended to be used by British troops, specially written to prepare them for what they would find in France after the D-Day landings in 1944, Churchill gave a description of France at that time, of French society […]
Culture & Countries
French ingenuity
March 26, 2015
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In 1950, André Siegfried explored the basic aspects of French cultural identity. Today, do we still recognise French People in the portrait he drew up? On what is the French ingenuity described by André Siegfried in 1950 in “L’âme des peuples” actually based? How do we explain French paradoxes? For centuries, France has tried to […]