Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sex… Past, Present and Future: Confusing your Xs and your Ys

(c) Ciaran Griffin - Stockbyte / ThinkstockAcross Europe, Business Schools are now getting in the full swing of the new academic year. Time to deal with subject that is on all business students’ minds and to wonder whether they are really that different to previous generations. Continue reading

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Airlines, the service industry and saying “Please”

An article about boarding passengers at airports highlights the difficulty in working in the service industry. However as annoying as customers can be, we still have to say “Please” to them. Continue reading

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Symbols of the nation in the USA, the UK and France

A symbol of the US government The news last week was dominated by the commemoration of the terrorist attacks on New York & Washington on September 11th 2001. During such difficult moments people often try unite around their nations. In this context, symbols of the nation become important. However, such symbols will vary from country to country.  Continue reading

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Children of the (Cultural) revolution: Chinese Higher Education 35 years after Mao’s death

Studying in China
This week China will quietly commemorate the anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong. On the 9th September 1976, the founder of the Chinese Communist Party died at the age of 82. During that time, Chinese universities have followed the modernization movement within the country in their goal to become world-class institutions. Continue reading

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