Profile

I am an American who has lived and worked in Germany for 25+ years. My expertise is in helping Americans and Germans to collaborate. I answer three questions: Where do we differ in how we think, therefore, in how we work? What influence do the differences have on our collaboration? How can we get the […]

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Background

Germans – Americans I am an American who has mastered the German language, studied their history, lived and worked in their culture for three decades. I am an historian by training, having received my B.A. from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and an M.A. from Die Freie Universit√§t in Berlin. In Germany since 1988, I reside […]

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Book

I began writing this book in January 2009. It was completed in roughly six hundred and forty hours. It is based on my experiences supporting the post-merger integration of Westinghouse Power Corp. into Siemens, at that time the largest acquisition in the history of Siemens. The twenty characters in the story are based on real […]

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Philadelphia

Friday evening Otto John raises the ultimate question. Sheehan and Haupt swear each other allegiance. They meet at the City Tavern, corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets, a stone’s throw away from the Delaware River. From 1774 to 1777 the conspiratorial meeting place for the leaders of the revolution against British rule. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, […]

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