Category: Featured

For Deep Thinkers Only: How Culture Manipulates Your Reality

Long time IABN’er John Ivers, Professor of Language and International Studies at BYU-Idaho, has recently launched a fascinating book that all IABN’ers should read.

John J. Ivers

Professor John. J. Ivers

From John:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I believe some of you out there in the business world might be interested in a book I just published. It is a book on cultural differences entitled For Deep Thinkers Only: How Culture Manipulates Your Reality. I am a professor who presented on the subject of deep cross-cultural differences at many conferences over the years and published articles on the subject, but this is my first book. It looks at how those from other cultures interpret their social worlds and how we can avoid misunderstanding them AND keep them from misunderstanding us. I feel it would be quite a valuable read for business people (especially those with international clients). I also feel it would be a good self-help book for anyone as I discuss how our own cultural paradigms often hold us back.  I feel it is a sin to bore people and I tried to make it as interesting and engaging as possible.  read more

Belfast Youth.. Fighting for a Future

Beyond the linking of jobs seekers to opportunities.. Beyond facilitating sales and business relationships, or the “B” in the IABN if you will..The IABN regularly gets behind causes that make the lives better for our communities.

One such program we will be supporting was brought to my attention by John Mulhern (IABN Belfast) recently. John is the Belfast Met Boxing Academy Coordinator and a AIQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing Coordinator/Lecturer for Belfast Metropolitan College.

Great Vid overview here: read more