Once upon a time in the world of programming, years could pass between the identification of a business need and the launch of the software to meet it. In the interim period, it’s highly likely that the original business case would have evolved, meaning the software was already obsolete at launch.
South Korea is inarguably a world leader when it comes to beauty. It’s one of the world’s most influential and innovative skincare markets, with many recent developments in beauty technology originating from here. South Korean innovations include sheet masks and ampoules, and the market’s also good at coming up with beauty-related tech innovations.
It’s not only linguists that are permitted to study language. A recent investigation by a physicist and mathematician has shown how the physical landscape affects the spread of dialect. The new model of language diversity and spread indicates how geography and population density play an important role in influencing the spread of dialects – and it can all be explained mathematically.
Cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. It isn’t necessarily an ability to understand a multitude of cultures – humans are so varied that it just isn’t possible for anyone to be able to pass seamlessly across all cultural barriers.
Whether retailers like it or not, expectations from consumers are evolving as technology increasingly becomes part of their daily lives. For traditional retailers, competition from newer, online retailers has intensified, forcing them to adapt and focus on creating better customer experiences.
British people are notorious for understatement. In one Korean War encounter, many British soldiers died unnecessarily when their CO’s description of the situation as "a bit sticky" failed to communicate to their US allies the seriousness of their problems.