I was a bit surprised when I saw the seating arrangement for the  Intercultural Communication Conference Luncheon. The intent of the conference was to get people from different Asian cultures talking with  visitors from Europe.  But you’d never know if from the way the tables were set: Forks, knives and spoons on 1/2 the tables and chopsticks on the others. It didn’t seem to make sense, and when I asked  the conference organizer about it, he told me that was…

The world of business and the world of art seem so far apart. Or so most people think.I thought the same as well. I have been a consultant and a university professor for a long time. Then I opened an art gallery and started working with artists. I learned that there is a lot we can learn from artists. First is courage. That’s right, courage.  It takes courage to even become an artist. The rest of the world does not…