Paying it Forward with Gratitude
By Esther H. Lim A phone call changed my life. Six months shy of becoming a teen, I immigrated with my family to the United States—poor and not speaking a word of English. Strangers in a strange land. Four days after our arrival, my father enrolled his four children... Read more
Culturally In-Depth: Onions Have Layers, Ogres Have Layers, and Cultures Do Too
By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees which are falsehoods on the other.” – Philosopher Michel de Montaigne, 16th centuryi This article summarizes the inner and outer layers of culture. It emphasizes—through a lighthearted reference to Shrek—that through attention to the visible... Read more
How to Create a Data-Led, Measurable Diversity and Inclusion Plan
By Eleanor Goichman Brett, consultant and trainer at global diversity and inclusion training consultancy PDT Global, part of Affirmity All organizations now recognize that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are key to their success as a business. And yet many companies are still not making the progress they would like.... Read more
How Archbishop Tutu inspired Human Equity
By Peter Trevor Wilson One of the most frequently asked questions since the publication of my last book is regarding the origins of the phrase human equity. Where did it come from? The truth is that human equity started with a slip of the tongue in South Africa almost... Read more
What A Glass of Beer Says About Group Decision-Making: Individualist and Collectivist Biases
By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen You made it: it’s Friday afternoon. You’re sitting down for happy hour with your friends from work. You look over the beer menu and order last. How likely is it that you allow your friends’ orders to determine your eventual order? For most of... Read more
To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [<em>PDJ</em>: Part 3 in a Series]
By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solution Areas (Global) As we all continue to adjust to life with the pandemic, 2022 is off to an interesting start. I hope you have taken the time to reflect and recognize the importance of mental health and... Read more
The Four Pillars of our DEI Framework
By Yusuf Z. Zakir To foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it is critical to have a framework to clearly guide your efforts. The framework we developed at Davis Wright Tremaine sits on four pillars: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement. Community involves fostering a culture of belonging, supporting authenticity... Read more
How The Tech Industry Can Make Even More Progress In Empowering Women
By Traci Wade, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle It’s plain to anyone who’s visited the gleaming halls of Silicon Valley giants and their outposts across the world that the tech industry still lags in achieving gender equality. That really shouldn’t be surprising to any of... Read more
Sustainable Tourism in Lake Titicaca: Lessons and Warnings
By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle (1786-1866)1 The year is 2016, and a Carnival cruise liner is departing the waters of Southern Italy. Rough currents and winds have pushed the cruise liner off course, and close—too close—to the small marina in... Read more
Uncertainty Avoidance

Uncertainty Avoidance

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By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt1 Think about the future—say, five years from now. Did a tingle of excitement just course through your body, or was it something closer to anxiety, fear,... Read more