Would Bathroom Humor Tourism be Popular in Cultures Outside of the USA?

(This post originally appeared 9/2013.) A review of recent photos from road trips with my son Lucca has yielded a certain theme.  Let me give you a sampling: World’s Largest Toilet, Columbus, IN, August, 2013 Shit Fountain, Chicago, IL Special Birthday Outing, April 2013 Crapo Park, Burlington, IA March 2013 Aside from me clearly being…

Intrecultural No-No: Small Talk with Closed Minds

My brand is about intercultural communications, and intercultural communications is about appreciating different perspectives—even suspending your own belief in something momentarily to try to see something from another’s perspective. Even If you go back to your own idea—which is actually likely (science supports this–it’s been your idea innately for years) you never know. And, just…

Typical American Barbecue

A Primer for Brazilians on USAmerican Hospitality: The Summer Barbecue

I learned a few weeks ago that there were going to be 800 students from Brazil in Chicago this summer, studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Chicago and University of Chicago. I immediately sent a proposal to IIT to offer a workshop on Communicating and Socializing with USAmericans. They need to…