Why was I so affected by Sandra Bland’s arrest and death?

(Editor’s note: I originally wrote this in July. I was leery about posting a controversial piece. I decided it’s too important.) I don’t know why the video footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest has me so shaken-up? I can relate to the stress and annoyance Sandra felt that day. I hear it in her voice. She was … More Why was I so affected by Sandra Bland’s arrest and death?

Global Commerce: It’s tricky business!

When conducting business or hosting social events with people from various cultures it is important to learn the “do’s & don’ts”.  Each culture is unique; what is required in one setting may be offensive in another. This is a quick at-a-glance infographic reference to nine different countries created by a company named Zendesk that we found at Entrepreneur.com.  Looking … More Global Commerce: It’s tricky business!

Spanish? Hispanic? Latino? Ay, Dios Mío!

When working with people from a Spanish-speaking background it is important to understand that they are a diverse people. It can be offensive to assume someone’s ethnicity. Asking someone if they are “Spanish” or if they speak “Mexican” is more common than you imagine and extremely insensitive. Spanish = nationality referring only to people who are from Spain, … More Spanish? Hispanic? Latino? Ay, Dios Mío!