Who am I

Anders Haug Thomassen

Norwegian citizen with more than 25 years of international business experience.  Introduced to the world by an AFS scholarship to Honduras.  Educated from Norwegian School of Management, specialized in International Management.  Thesis on “Importance of Cross Cultural Understanding in Business – case South Korea”.

My business life has brought me to all continents.  In Brazil, I have managed and re-structured a company during hyper inflation and economical turmoil in the late 80-ies.  In Asia, I have managed and re-structured a company during the Asian Crisis in the late 90-ies.  I have been part of an overall re-structuring process of an old family owned company moving it’s operations to China.  Have downsized a company in the US and been part of building up companies in Miami, Dominican Republic, Russia and China.

What these experiences have thought me:  People make it, or break it.

So the key lies in reaching out to people’s emotions and heart, and develop a common understanding of goals.  If such a common understanding is reached with heart and logic, then sky is the limit.

In this blog, I want to discuss the importance of cross cultural understanding for every world citizen.  What is it, why do we tumble, and how can we assist each other in making it easier to grasp.

I appreciate any comments, questions or contributions!

Other bloggs I have:


Informasjonsdyret (In Norwegian)

Copyright 2009 Anders Haug Thomassen.   Comments, references and links are not only allowed but encouraged and appreciated!

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