Aloha is good for business

Aloha is good for business

For millions around the world, the Aloha Spirit conjures up images of surf, sand, tiki torches and friendly faces. But for the astute, it means much more. And it’s good for all businesses. Hawai‘i is one of the most diverse places on the planet. Its residents have...
When mixing cultures, go slow

When mixing cultures, go slow

Speed is relative – what may be slow to you may in fact be normal or fast to others. If you are excited or having fun, the time is probably blazing by. It slows to an unbearable crawl if you are anxious or bored. Ironically, the clock ticks at the same pace...
The times they are a-changin’

The times they are a-changin’

You know the familiar story of the horse-drawn buggy company and the automobile manufacturer. The Columbus Buggy Company, created by Clinton Firestone, and George and Oscar Peters, was one of the larger businesses in Columbus, Ohio in the late 1800s. By 1900, they...
Onboarding: The quick start for success

Onboarding: The quick start for success

Onboarding a new employee is not all that different from acculturating an international professional who is relocating to your country. The latter has a good understanding of how to survive and thrive in their country, but they don’t know yours. Providing them with...