• Book Reviews,  Travel Notes

    The Culture Map

    Erin MEYER [1] Following the Acknowledgements at the end of the book, I also owe one to my dear friend Ray, K. for introducing me this fascinating work. As languages, history and learning are always tempting for me and I have met many people from different parts of the world, with various cultural backgrounds, the book sparked my interest from the very beginning, because all of the above concepts are interrelated with the “Culture” Erin Meyer, as a professor at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading international business schools, focuses her work in this book on how the world’s most successful global leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a…

  • Europe

    Athens

    A Rough Guide for Athens! In these hot summer days I would be more than happy to give you suggestions about great vacation spots of Greece, including its famous islands where you can enjoy your holiday and have a tranquil, relaxing time at the natural beaches. However, this essay is to address Athens in a broad sense with its well-known historical monuments, rich and delicious cuisine, and a glimpse of daily life in the capital. On these grounds, I will try to share my recent observations with my best of knowledge and goodwill rather than fulfilling a mission or professional duty. In this dossier you will find basic background information as…

  • Turkey

    Istanbul

    Welcome to Istanbul! Although, people haven’t been here yet, must have been heard about the Istanbul. Because, it is not only one of the most attractive, cosmopolitan city in the world with high population, but also it is one of the most ancient. It has a unique position where the European and Asian continents meet. Moreover, it is the largest city and seaport of Turkey, as the leading industrial, commercial, and cultural center. On these grounds, I will try to present you the Istanbul and Turkey in general as a Turkish citizen, with my best of knowledge and goodwill rather than fulfilling a mission or professional duty. In this dossier…