What we were reading in September 2017


This list is compiled from discussions and articles which have been shared on our various social media sites. If you would like to discuss these or any other books or articles, why not join our Facebook Group ‘Culture for business, governments and life’?


When Cultures Collide by Richard D. Lewis

Art & Soul, Reloaded: A Yearlong Apprenticeship for Summoning the Muses and Reclaiming Your Bold, Audacious, Creative Side by Pam Grout

The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality, and What We Can Do About It by Richard Florida

Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation by Seph Lawless (LCD client)

Online articles

International business and culture

So … What’s Stopping You From “Going Global”?

A Little Empathy Makes Good Leaders Great

Why Improvisation Is a Crucial Skill for Great Leadership and Innovation

‘Learning my first language completed the void I had in my life’

7 Must Do’s if you are MCing an Event

Consumers splurging on ‘meaningful’ nights out: NAB report

4 Ways Team-Building Rituals Can Actually Destroy a Team

Lessons in Corporate Social Innovation: An Interview with Justin DeKoszmovszky

Indigenous fashion winning international and local fans as artists push for proper payment

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Employees

Listening to This Type of Music Could Make You More Creative

5 Must-Read Books Every Changemaker Should Read in 2017

China One Belt One Road: Old Man and the Sea?

Here comes treble…..have you tried singing at work?

14 Ways Creative Minds Think Differently Than Everyone Else

Cultural intelligence

How to Become Culturally Intelligent: 5 Good Books to Start With

Why economists need to expand their knowledge to include the humanities

How to Sell to Millennials? Be Radically Inclusive.

One PR campaign, 32 photographers, no women. Nikon has an optics problem

The Art Of Negotiating In Asia

10 tips on how to work effectively with Indians

Why living abroad is the best time for your personal development – 5 strong reasons

Stolen Aboriginal words that went mainstream

How MBAs can develop cross-cultural skills

How to win with internal engagement: make it healthy, fun, relevant and inclusive

5 reasons why cross-cultural competency is increasingly important for Vietnamese workers

How I learned through listening to Indigenous voices at Garma

Government and culture

How punk acted as a peacemaker for youth in Northern Ireland

Glasgow needs an artist in every part of the city to boost culture

What would happen if the NEA were defunded, and why should we care?

Australia’s monumental errors

South Australia must fix international arrivals hall at Adelaide Airport to grow tourism

Risk-averse SA needs to back its innovators

How to build a Consciously Creative City

Japan, South Korea, China agree to jointly promote Asian culture during next three Olympic events

Arts and culture

Ten of the best upcoming events: What next in culture and festivals

5 East African musicians you need to know

Why the Arts Are Still Relevant: Creative Self Expression Matters Even More Now

For laughs

Two museums are having a fight on Twitter and it’s gloriously informative