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Following up on my earlier post on X-Culture’s experiences with Facebook (10 Things I’ve Learned About Facebook), here is another lesson we learned through trial and error. As noted earlier, some of our posts turned out to be widely popular. The…


The Navy SEAL “Hell Week” is the third week of the famously grueling BUD/S training. The official description reads, “Hell Week tests physical endurance, mental toughness, teamwork, attitude, and your ability to perform work under high physical and mental stress,…


Just saw J.T. Hinson, one of our former X-Culture participants. He participated in the competition last year. His story is very inspiring. His team still stays in touch and communicates on a regular basis. After his team won the X-Culture…


Recorded video presentations and live webinars are an indispensable tool in a project like X-Culture. Over these years, we’ve experimental with about a dozen platforms, such as WebEx, Zoom, BlackBoard Elluminate, Skype Pro, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar,  Adobe Connect, and more. After…


Wow! It was great! We’ll do it every semester from now on. But let me start from the beginning. So, for a long time, I wanted to provide my students with an opportunity to present their reports at the end…


   More X-Culture blog posts A company Facebook page could be a great tool for promoting your business, building a community, and getting useful input from your followers. But managing it could be quite challenging, and frustrating at times. Yesterday…


What a pleasant surprise. I have just received a letter from a student who participated in X-Culture in 2010. Our very first cohort. She writes, “Dear Dr. Taras, … I’m contacting you because of the great experienced I had in…


One of the issues we’ve been struggling with for some time is regional representatives. It has become especially salient since we launched X-Culture Kids – and we seek your advice. At the first glance, X-Culture does not need regional representatives….


by Vas Taras Open-source collaboration and crowd sourcing – the principles at heart of X-Culture – have already changed a number of industries. Conspicuously, however, business research, education, and consulting are stuck in the “do it in the house” paradigm. We think…


COMING SOON X-Culture handles an enormous amount of email correspondence. Our email accounts ([email protected]оrg and v_tаrа[email protected]) must be more internationally connected emails in the world. I am not exaggerating. On a given day, each account receives 200-300 emails from an…