- my experience with doing business with the Germans,
- the peculiarities of British business (and why the Germans get annoyed with us),
- my take on events, trends and discussions I see online and elsewhere,
You'll see from this blog, my LinkedIn profile and my twitter feed, I style myself "The Germany Guy". The idea came to me after I attended an interim management workshop. There were ten of us there and, after short introductions from the participants, most people then associated me with the Germans and Germany - even though I am British!
To be honest, it sums me up quite well - I learned German at school and have studied and lived there. I worked for the German-British Chamber for 18 years and helped many hundreds of German and British companies expand their business abroad. In my conversations with these companies, I noticed that, whatever industry they were operating in, their concerns and problems seemed to be the same. With this blog, I want to highlight and explain why these cross-cultural misunderstandings and clashes happen, how to successfully market a product or service abroad and, because I'm a bi-lingual interim manager looking for assignments, how I can help. I'd also let to get some ideas, input and conversation with my followers.
So that's the plan! Let me know what you think..