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“A Clash of Cultures” – A Video Story

Know who you’re talking to!

This is a sequel to the video story, “A Gift of Gift,” that told the story of some advice that I received from a prominent New York attorney as I launched my first international law practice many years ago.

My new partner and I met with him shortly before launching out on an international promotional tour to promote our new firm. One particular experience in London prompted me to tell this story…

How humor crosses cultural lines…

Telling this this story also reminded me of two other stories about experiences that occurred some time later that showed the importance of humor and how humor crosses cultural lines.

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You Never Know…

In this intriguing audio podcast, a member of our Advisory Board, Roy H. Adams, Jr., PhD, Colonel (Ret), US Army, tells a story about reporting for duty as a young officer soon after graduating from Ranger School.

Roy H. Adams Jr., PhD. Colonel (Ret) US Army

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The Gift Of Time…

Over the years, both in my work as an engineer in designing and creating buildings and as an aspiring comic and poet, I’ve come to realize how time is one of the most undervalued and under-appreciated commodities.

I still remember an example of this from a 2003 engineering project…

My Story…

I had heard that my client was unhappy with the cost of an engineering design I had led. He was apparently so unhappy that he was even considering changing to another firm. This had never happened to me before and I therefore knew I had to do my very best to remedy the situation. I also knew that I had to repair our relationship because there was clearly a breakdown in communication between us.

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