4 Ways to Incorporate Status into Your US MBA Experience
Aug12

4 Ways to Incorporate Status into Your US MBA Experience

image: aeu04177 US Culture | Status vs. Balance Motivation 4 Ways to Incorporate Status into Your US MBA Experience by: Grayson Leverenz “What did you do before business school?” Fresh-faced 1st year MBA students answer that question at least 10 times a day for about the first full month of their MBA programs. It’s a perfectly normal way to start a conversation for American students. In US culture, what you do defines who you are....

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Introducing the US Culture Series
Aug11

Introducing the US Culture Series

image: svacher by: Grayson Leverenz Culture’s influence on business success fascinates me. I love studying world cultures, comparing them with my own and figuring out how to work with people. Is it best to start a meeting right on time, or to allow a few minutes for socializing first? Should I call people by their first names, or would that be insulting? Working with the intercultural specialists at RW3, I’m proud to present US...

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The 4th of July Menu
Jul02

The 4th of July Menu

Google images On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, claiming freedom from British rule. We fought for that freedom until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, but we recognize the day we took a stand as Independence Day. We celebrate our Independence with parades, fireworks, picnics and cookouts. We celebrate being American: loving our families and friends, being free and appreciating...

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The Kentucky Derby
May01

The Kentucky Derby

This guy’s not wearing seersucker, but oh man I love those Derby hats! (image: rellim) by: Grayson Leverenz Tune in to NBC at 5pm EST tomorrow for “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. The first Saturday of May, Churchill Downs Racecourse hosts the kick off the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. People travel from all over the country to attend the fancy parties, show off new spring fashions,...

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Earth Day
Apr21

Earth Day

image: woodleywonderworks by: Grayson Leverenz On and around Wednesday April 22, Earth Day celebrations happen around the world. Earth Day invites people to honor the beauty of nature, and encourages them to preserve our natural resources through personal action. Since its origins in the 1970s, large numbers of people have participated in local, national and international Earth Day events. In fact, 2009 organizers of Earth Day events...

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US Travel | 5 Ways to Experience Orlando Like a Local
Apr09

US Travel | 5 Ways to Experience Orlando Like a Local

Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida (image: girlonthewire) by: Grayson Leverenz Brandon and I lived in downtown Orlando, Florida for three years. When we’d tell people that, they’d usually say, “Oh, I’ve never been to downtown Orlando.” To which we’d politely respond, “That’s why we live there.” Locals in Orlando avoid most touristy places like children avoid doctors with large needles. That having been said, we know where we live, and some...

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