How to Prepare for an International Work Project - Hammans Stallings

In Chapter 7 of 22 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings answers "What Has Working Internationally Taught You About Communicating Across Cultures?"  Stallings shares notes from his work projects in Ukraine, Germany, and Australia and how he has made it a point to arrive early and normalize himself in the culture before work begins.  He references Margaret Mead and the necessity to sit in a culture until no big surprises remain.  Stallings also learns to embrace the human bonds that connect all cultures.  This is Hammans Stallings' Year 2 CYF interview.  Stallings is currently a Senior Strategist at frog design.  Previously he worked in business strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens.  He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.