62: How Do Cultural Codes Affect Business?

Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, CEO of Archetype Discoveries, is an expert in how culture and context exert their influence on business behaviors and communication. In this episode, he talks with us about how variances in how we understand the meanings of words—such as perfection, mistakes, and quality—can deeply affect business, especially when multiple cultures are involved. Tune in to hear more.

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How Do Cultural Codes Affect Business?

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Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, CEO of Archetype Discoveries, is an expert in how culture and context exert their influence on business behaviors and communication. In this episode, he talks with us about how variances in how we understand the meanings of words—such as perfection, mistakes, and quality—can deeply affect business, especially when multiple cultures are involved.

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Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO of Nimdzi Insights LLC

Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Michael W. Stevens

Michael W. Stevens

Vice President Americas, CC of Translated

Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.

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