The German Standard – Or Is It the Standard German?…

Don't worry, I am not going to bore you with yet another foray into ISO Quality Management, DIN-Standards, TÜV or the like. But it still doesn't hurt to stay a little giddy (where's that glass of rosé?) for this (literally) serious topic. As you all probably know, a cultural standard is the specific and fairly … Continue reading The German Standard – Or Is It the Standard German?…

(Emotional) Romanian Moms of The World

So I did the unthinkable today - this first day of school in Bavaria - and lunged to kiss the teacher's cheek. I was entering the classroom with my son, feeling grateful and high, and for some reason this felt like the most natural thing to do. What was I thinking??? It wasn't enough to … Continue reading (Emotional) Romanian Moms of The World

3 Tips For Doing Business With Germans

I have thought long and hard about how to summarize all that I've learned in my years of living, working and doing business with Germans. If somebody stopped my on the street, outside of a workshop setting, and just asked for some quick advice, what would I tell them? On the one hand, I am not a … Continue reading 3 Tips For Doing Business With Germans