TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Book Review: National Geographic’s Book of People of the World A Guide to Cultures

j0399405 National Geographic has a book, Book of Peoples of the World A Guide to Cultures Edited by Wade Davis and D. David Harrison with Catherine Herbert Howell, it looks at the anthropology of the world. It has 18 pages of listings of the “Ethnic Groups of the World”.

This book has 7 Chapters including:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. North Africa & The Middle East
  3. Asia
  4. Oceania
  5. Europe
  6. North America
  7. Central & South America

It is also full of  Multicultural Proverbs like:

  • “Play together as brothers but conduct business as strangers.” Syrian Proverb
  • “From cleverness of hand you get serfdom. From cleverness of mouth, you become boss.” Amhara Proverb
  • “It is better to be a slave in your own homeland than to be a ruler in a foreign country.” Kazakh Proverb
  • “Those who lose dreaming are lost.” Australian Proverb
  • “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Polish Proverb
  • “If you want to know what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today.” Navajo Proverb
  • “The one who loves you will make you weep.” Argentinian Proverb

This book has beautiful multicultural pictures and gives a good foundation for understanding other cultures that lead to world affairs and economics.


TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Finding Internships

How to get a job has changed. In a Business seminar, it was predicted that individuals would change jobs/careers eight (8) times in a lifetime. I guess if you read Who’s Who, this is  not a new trend. My first career job after college wanted me to have two years of experience. I had to take a position that requires a High School Diploma to get the experience.

How can someone do a better job at starting a career than I did. I figured it out. I was required to do one internship for graduation. This experience was counted toward my experience for employment.

What if, instead of having fun during the Summer School Session, I did an Internship Each Year?

As a manager, I recruited Intern students. Many people don’t like internships because they don’t really pay. But because you are in some type of College/University program, you can get a position that gives you experience you would not qualify for.

Be Better than me! Participate in as many Internships as you can, Start your career in a higher “Position”.

Ms. Tres Mali Scott, M.Ed., M.S., ABD CEO TMSC Consulting Services, LLC

Consulting, Publishing, Research, Retail Divisions

Post Script (PS)

Look up the companies you are interested in. Company values can have an impact on your career. Some companies hire the intern-students. Some companies like to hire from within more than others. Some companies pay for education once hired. Some companies do not encourage employees to attend school. Company values are important to your future. Others know about companies and judge character, even if the judgement may be incorrect.


TMSC International® Management & Leadership: How Can I Pick A Manager?

Within organizations it is important to promote, it reduces turnover, improves employee attitudes, and reduces training cost. The following are important assessment points for locating  “Leadership Potential”:

  1. View of Leadership
  2. Ability to Create Followers
  3. Propensity to take risks
  4. Perseverance and demonstrated achievements
  5. Future Career and Life Objectives

The assessment of these five (5) points for potential Management Trainees increases success of future Managers.