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How Rakuten turned into a Global Giant - Language and Culture Lessons for Companies with a Common Business Language

How Rakuten turned into a Global Giant - Language and Culture Lessons for Companies with a Common Business Language

By: Nita Korsten

For years I have been intrigued by how language and culture influence each other. I often address this relationship with international teams, many of which strongly relate to this subject, particularly if their members are multilingual.  But what does it mean in business? How does language affect us, especially when the communication is between native and non-native speakers of a common business language? And ultimately: how can we use learning and development interventions to leverage the language and culture connection?

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