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?…

Economic Migration And The Romanian Diasporas

A net record of 429,000 immigrants arrived in Germany in 2013 alone, making it the second most favored place of immigration after the United States. According to Aktiv Zeitung, an publication of the German metal industry, 500,000 more are expected this year. (And yet, Germany does not see itself as a country of immigrants.) The … Continue reading Economic Migration And The Romanian Diasporas

Why Cultural Differences Matter – And Just How Much

I'll get straight to the point: They matter because they have the power to engender that most horrible feeling in human interactions - DISTRUST. Distrust is the worst thing you can have in a relationship with another person, especially a person you want something from (attention, appreciation, time, a job, an apartment). I have found … Continue reading Why Cultural Differences Matter – And Just How Much