Some key things to pay attention to when operating in an international context.
How to perform brilliantly in your second language, even when you can’t understand anything
And why language is the least of your problems when you communicate in your second language
Pragmatics – the skills you really need to really speak a language
Why language is the least of your problems when you communicate in a second language
How to succeed without being happy or authentic
The pursuit of happiness and authenticity is big business, but is it in our interests?
Could you be as lucky as William Shakespeare – the Business Model Innovator?
How Sakespeare managed to produce timeless masterpieces, with reference to popular modern innovation practices, and the parallels between Shakespeare's time and today.
Have a great idea? How to stop your company from killing it.
The three things you need to guarantee that great ideas will survive in your company
How to deal with the emotional rollercoaster of learning new things
How to get your people on board with learning and change
How to divide a company with a common language
An official company language creates a bridge across national cultures that you can easily fall off.
How to hack your English – 10 ways to make your language learning more effective
How to make the language-learning process more efficient, more fun and more focussed
How to seduce the girl, kingdom or nation of your dreams – lessons from Shakespeare’s Richard III
What Shakespeare's Richard III, Trump and Berlusconi have in common
How to understand the sounds English speakers make – the mysterious case of the disappearing “R”
Tips for pronuouncing English sounds correctly for Italians
How to solve all your problems at once – with Toastmasters
How can you make new friends, meet a life partner, articulate what you want to do, learn to sound like you know what you're doing (even when you don't) and start taking regular exercise? In 2002 I needed help with all of these things. I had just finished a distance MBA, which had taken me 3 … Continue reading How to solve all your problems at once – with Toastmasters
How to end your dysfunctional love affair – with cigarettes
How cognitive dissonance can help you give up smoking and other bad habits
How to give history-changing speeches: top tips from Shakespeare
To be, or not to be? That is the question -and a masterpiece of speech engineering.
10 fun facts about phonemes for Italian speakers of English
The first in a series of posts helping Italian speakers of English reduce their italian accent
How to harness the power of superheroes – and supervillains
A powerful creative problem-solving technique