Humor and culture in international business | Chris Smit | TEDxLeuven by TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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“To Germans, humor is serious business”. In this compelling TEDxLeuven talk, Chris sheds his perspective on the differences amongst cultures and its impact on the way we do business.

Chris Smit was born in Amsterdam on March 3, 1963. Midway while attending high school, his family and he moved to the USA for one year, where he attended 8th grade high school in Boiceville, New York.

After returning to the Netherlands he finished school and went to the Free University in Amsterdam to study Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

He is an experienced consultant and coach in intercultural business, and has implemented and consulted projects and run many intercultural and communication seminars throughout the world.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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