This blurb may have been going around for a while, I don’t know. And, quite frankly, I doesn’t really matter. When I saw this post by my social media friend Alan Headbloom, I felt it necessary to put it up here on Schnitzel as well – with a few added elements. Feel free to weigh in below in the comments section.
Your car is German. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your furniture is Swedish. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your beef is Argentinian. Your chips & salsa are Mexican. Your electronics are Chinese. Your beer is Czech. Your numbers are Arabic, your letters Latin.
And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together.
Christian is a cultural trainer, coach, and consultant with extensive experience in working with multinational companies and especially in developing global leaders. He is the President and CEO of The Culture Mastery, LLC, where he leads a team of dedicated training, destination services, and expat support specialists. Christian works with global organizations (or those who are going global) to help their employees overcome cultural differences. Typically he only uses the word “normal” in quotation marks and he is an advocate for helping people understand the why of behaviors – not just the dos & don’ts. Most just call him “The Culture Guy”. Find out more about Christian here and follow him on Twitter. You can also see him, listen to him, and experience his work – just invite him!