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Cultural Customization: Part 2

August 24, 2017 Comments

In part two of my cultural customization blog series, I will discuss how Disney’s international expansion for Euro Disney was affected by cultural customization. Disney’s first theme park, Disneyland, opened in Anaheim, CA in 1955. It was followed by Disney World in Florida in 1971, Tokyo Disneyl...

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Culture Curation
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culture
The Challenges of Translating the Quran

July 13, 2017 Comments

The Quran (القرآن الكريم) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe Allah gradually revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over approximately 23 years, beginning in 609 CE. For the nearly two billion Muslims across the world, the Quran is considered the mo...

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Culture Curation
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arabic, quran
Nonverbal Communication: Arabic Coffee Drinking Habits

July 06, 2017 Comments

Nonverbal communication can be just as important as verbal communication in many cultures. Certain customs like handshakes and eye contact can have major impacts on cross-cultural relationships, both personal and professional. In this blog, I will discuss Arabic coffee drinking habits....

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Culture Curation
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Arabic culture, Arabic
Cultural Customization: Part 1

June 21, 2017 Comments

Any company considering entering or expanding into a global market will be faced with the complex task of understanding the culture of their target audiences. Deciding which languages to translate and localize your content into is fairly straightforward, but understanding how your audiences will per...

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Culture Curation
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culture
Tips to Increase Productivity During Ramadan

June 06, 2017 Comments

During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise until sunset and we devote more time to prayers and practicing religious rituals late into the evening. Therefore, Muslim employees might find it challenging to keep productivity and performance levels up during Ramadan....

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Culture Curation
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Ramadan, holidays, Arabic holiday
Ramadan Traditions

May 30, 2017 Comments

There are more than 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, representing approximately 24% of the world’s population. Ramadan, which is a very special and holy time for Muslims, has officially started for 2017. During Ramadan, when the adhan is announced at dawn, fasting begins as the faithful are cal...

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Culture Curation
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Ramadan

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