Knowledge Stream. 1000 and 1 Entrepreneur Cultures

December 3, 2013, 20:00 lecture


On December 3, the Digital October Center held a teleconference with Neal Hartman, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and leading teacher of the communicative theory of management.

He has been giving lectures and seminars for 18 years already regarding cross-cultural communication, leadership, and conflict resolution for MBA students, so materials from some of his lessons have been selected to be published in OpenCourseWare, MIT’s open educational portal.

Looking at the phenomenon of entrepreneurship as widely as possible, that is, speaking not only about start-ups, but also about social entrepreneurship, different areas in business, potential scenarios in non-profit and even government organizations, Hartman teaches how to set up relationships in a professional arena that is made up of representatives of different macro- and micro-cultures. In addition, he also includes which peculiarities of a local cultural code are worth taking into consideration when working in a new market.

During the lecture Neal described the basic techniques for cross-cultural communication, discussing:

  • how the norms, values, and lifestyle accepted in a community impact a person’s belief in their own abilities
  • which cultures encourage creativity and, as a result, entrepreneurship
  • where developing one’s self is looked at as a step backward in a career, bringing on depression, and what the social effect of that is
  • other things that future leaders should know in the era of globalization and migrating qualified personnel.


Participation was free of charge, thanks to Rostelecom, general partner of our Knowledge Stream project, and RVC, intellectual partner of this lecture.


832 show Peter
Managing Partner, Interstice Consulting LLP
833 show Brendan
Director of Strelka Knowledge project
835 show Michael
Head of Private Equity for Russia, Deloitte
836 show Mira
moderator, Ph.D., professor at Philological Faculty, Higher School of Economics
834 show Anna
CEO VisualDNA Russia

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general partner


intellectual partner of this lecture

Russian Venture Company


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