Semi-unplugged in Italy

Something I thought I noticed early on in my trip and starting watching for as my time went on was the lack of cell phones around me. Now, all the Italians have smartphones and are tech savvy, but they seem to be less tech dependent than what I see in America. In America, I feel…

Maybe, Probably. Italians and Uncertainty Avoidance.

After almost two weeks in Italy, I thought for sure I had their uncertainty avoidance pegged. It had to be a low, low number – much lower than America’s. However, when I pulled up the Hofstede county comparison tool online, I was surprised to see that the website had America listed with a lower uncertainty avoidance…

Eat-aly

You can’t go to Italy and not talk about the food. Not only is it all delicious, but it plays such an important part in Italian culture. With no food allergies and no desire to be gluten free, I approached Italy with open arms and an empty stomach. It goes without saying that the food…

Proud of Where you Came From – Italy

Italians are proud of a lot of things – proud of their local cities, proud of their food, proud of their appearance and fashion, but probably most proud of their mark on history. Any city in Italy can be hailed as the birthplace of modern something and an Italian would be thrilled to tell you how…

Experiencing Diversity: ICT in America

Information and communication Technology is leading the way for America’s “Going Global” culture that remains prevalent in many of my experiences in America that is moving into the future of global communications. United Nations publishes the ICT development index every year, has ranked America at 6th place in the ICT development index of 2015. Average…