Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is a traditional holiday celebrated across many Christian cultures and in the southern regions of the United States. It is particularly famous in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The festivities include elaborate and colorful parades, family picnics, costumes, music, and amazing food. Mardi Gras literally stands for “Fat Tuesday”, in French.  When […]

Declining Party or Social Invites from US Clients with Sample Responses

One of the most common questions people who go to the U.S. ask me about is, “How can I politely tell my American friend/counterpart/professor I can’t come for the Thanksgiving/ Holiday/ Christmas/ Birthday/ Other/ Wedding party?”  For Some Saying No was a GOOD Problem to Have! In a few cases, a few people even mentioned […]

Avoid Immigration and IRS Scams in the US

In pre-departure cross culture training programs, we talk to prospective business travelers to the U.S. about immigration scams; how to avoid being scammed and what to do about it.  Note that all advice in this blog is not to be substituted for legal advice. If you need immigration legal assistance in the U.S. get in […]

Alleviating Cross-Cultural Business Problems Between the US and India

We have been incredibly fortunate to have worked in many parts of India, with professionals who work domestically and internationally with teams predominately in the US, but also in other parts of the world, as well. The videos in this post showcase our work from 2013-2016. Following the videos, you can see a map of […]


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