Stories

July 19, 2019

How to Thrive after Moving

Over the course of my life, I’ve moved several times, starting with my move to college after I’d had it with high school.

Though I personally chose to go far from home for college, I found the move an emotional challenge.

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October 2, 2019

An interview with expats in Lausanne

Patricia and I connected because a mutual Twitter contact shared my call for conversations for this project.

We talked via Skype videoconference in my early evening in Lausanne, Switzerland...

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October 21, 2014

Expat’s dilemma: Out of sight — and mind?

Expatriate assignments are often the hallmark of a senior global career on an upward trajectory. Indeed, many executives have gained valuable experience...

 

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June 15, 2012

ARE THE SWISS REALLY THAT EFFICIENT?

Time and time again, travellers to Switzerland report back that Swiss efficiency truly does exist. But what exactly does it mean for a country to be efficient?

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October 24, 2016

The problem with being a long-term expat

People on long-term foreign assignments often find it hard to adjust once they return home. Many leave their company within a few years, and some leave the country entirely.

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November 3, 2014

Expat culture shock boomerangs in the office

Going abroad as an expat, you are often given time to settle in and adjust to the new culture. But returning home, expectations are different...

 


 

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May 02, 2012

When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters

Some organizations will excite you. They’ll stimulate your success and growth. Others will be stressful. 

They may lead you to quit before you’ve accomplished much or learned what you hoped to.

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October 13, 2017

The 'hidden talent' that determines success

Imagine meeting someone for the first time who comes from a distant country but is fluent in your language. There may appear to be no immediate communication barrier

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