The past 10-15 weeks have been the busiest weeks of my entire life (and 20 weeks ago I could have not imagined it could get any busier). Hence, infrequent updates on our progress. One of the tasks that has kept us busy is the redesign of the X-Culture Coaching Program.
Summary: 150 students from 43 countries, plus 20 professors took part in X-Culture Symposium in Miami Hosts, partners: Hard Rock International / Seminole Gaming, American Airlines, UPS, JWU, UNCG Meetings with top managers and behind-the-scenes tours of Port of Miami, Miami International Airport, Hard Rock Casino and Hotel Career development workshops, seminars, meetings with top […]
A true member of the X-Culture family poses for a photo with an “X”.
The “X” comes in a variety of forms, each with its hidden meaning and mythology.
Nobody knows how the “X” made its way into the X-Culture photos.
The first known X-Photo dates October 14, 2013. It is a class of Vilnius University students who took part in X-Culture in 2013-2b.
Nobody at the admin office recognized the deep meaning of the “X” symbol in the photo and it was lost in our archives. Until it was rediscovered a few years later after the “X” had become part of the X-Culture mythology and symbolism.
As we are preparing for the upcoming X-Culture Symposium in Miami, we encountered a peculiar problem: Transportation from the airport to the JWU where the Symposium will take place. An Uber will cost abouut $15, and a regular taxi can be up to $25 for the ride, quite expensive for a student. Public transport (bus, […]
Experts wrote the Encyclopedia Britannica, and it ruled for 250 years. Then amateurs wrote Wikipedia. I was recently asked to talk about when it is better to hire an expert, and when it is better to crowd-source the task. Here is what I have to say about that:
X-Culture has a unique problem. It’s hard to make photos “about” X-Culture. It’s easy to have photos “about” a business, or “about” a university. You take photos of the office building, or campus, or your employees in a conference room, or your product, or students in a classroom. That won’t work for X-Culture. We have […]
Story by Terry Gallagher Dr. Taras, This past semester I took International Business under the tutelage of Professor Lynden. In that class I was enrolled in your “project” called X-Culture. Through the process of writing the report due at the end of the class, it never clicked with me what exactly we were doing. As an […]
The 2017-1 round of X-Culture is over and here are some satisfaction statistics from the almost 5,000 students who participated this time. Overall peer evaluations averaged around 4.0=”Good”. As you see, a small percent of the students got low peer evaluations, but the vast majority (about 85%) are above “OK” and most are in the […]
Confession: I am an audio book addict. I listen to books all the time: when I bike, drive, in the gym, mow grass, clean my house, do laundry, repairs my house, jog, cook, take shower, and even swim. In fact, I can’t do some things without an audio book. E.g., my bike won’t move until […]