Follow the Leader

Our leader on this adventure to Istanbul, Turkey, is Mr. Abdullah Akyuz. Mr. Akyuz is the President of TUSIAD-US, the U.S. Representative Office of Turkish Business Federation. Much like the US Business Roundtable, TUSIAD is comprised of the CEOs of the major industrial, financial and service companies in Turkey. Between 1983-1990, Abdullah Akyuz served on the…

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

I thought I was going to be the first writer to post on this blog and reveal myself as the overachieving (ha!) nerd that I am. Thankfully, my dear colleague Miss Nowack has taken that honor. Rio sounds like it’s going to be a great experience, and I can’t wait to read the updates! When…

A Crash Course in Cross-Cultural Management

Well after a long, glorious spring break in London and Amsterdam, I have to admit, I was a teeny bit apprehensive about coming back to class this week 😉  But once Monday rolled around, I jumped right back into the swing of things; and, well, its Friday (the day we all should be out celebrating…

GW Students Are Bound For Rio

It is ironic that, as I am sitting here just beginning my 6-hour flight to London where I will be spending my much-anticipated spring break, I am already thinking and blogging about my next travel abroad experience.  In Brazil.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.    First of all, let me step back a moment to formally…