Monthly Archives: November 2013

Last lecture

The message came out of the blue. “I hear that next week you’re giving your last lecture at the School of Business and Economics.” I hadn’t thought about it. But it was to be expected: in my final working year, … Continue reading

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Customizing differences

“Why should a university have a language policy?” the university president asked. He wanted a one-sentence answer. I guess I gave an answer of sorts. I had been invited this week to give a talk in Tilburg University on my … Continue reading

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Return to Essex

I left Essex for good in 1967, having only passed through frequently but briefly (usually on the M25 and M11) in the subsequent years. It’s where I was ‘schooled’, leaving memories that are not always fond. In all these years … Continue reading

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Goals and strategy

The week began with an enlightening lecture by Geert Hofstede, who returned to deliver a message on business goals for the 21st century to a packed out lecture hall of around 600 students and staff – at least 100 people … Continue reading

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