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Acronyms and business b*llshit

In day to day terms, the use of acronyms is a convenient, acceptable and often necessary part of our communication, particularly in written form. Is there a need to write North Atlantic Treaty Organization when NATO is understood, or Military Intelligence Section 5 and Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation for MI5 and Laser, […]

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Business culture – what is it?

Introduction I think it is fair to say that understanding the culture of a business and its people is only possible through immersion, in other words; one can’t really have an informed opinion unless one has experienced it. Of course, learning from the experience of others is what these posts are all about, therefore, they […]

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A testimonial of working in Saudi Arabia

Even though I had worked as an Ex pat in Europe for a number of years prior to working in Saudi, I knew that any comparisons in the business culture would be futile and irrelevant. What surprised me most was the perennial observation from my Saudi employers that I did not fit into their culture. […]

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Why blog about management, Bastian?

Recently, I found myself discussing management techniques with a trusted colleague and he asked why I approached and performed management tasks in my unique way, “I didn’t realise it was unique” I replied. That started a personal introspective that has led to the creation of this blog. I have been in management roles for almost […]