Printable Maps for Use in Class

Do you work with people from an area of the world you know little about? Most of us aren’t that great at the geography of our own area of the globe, to say nothing about knowing the names of states, … Continue reading

Crowd-sourcing a New Map for the Buckminster Fuller Institute

I have many times used Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World Map in my global leadership and international management training sessions. I especially like the small, foldable, cardboard versions of this map that I purchased years ago. I often put several in … Continue reading

Oldie but Goodie: Map of Key Cultural Differences

Intercultural communication is about how we can communicate effectively with one another. A frequent approach to improving intercultural communication is to develop our understanding of ourselves and of others. And probably the most common way of doing that is to … Continue reading

Book Review: How Maps Change Things

Anyone looking to develop a new class or training program to improve intercultural competence? This just-released book, How Maps Change Things: A conversation about the maps we choose and the world we want, could be the basis of one terrific … Continue reading

Reaching across the Divide


These days we see, hear, and read about divides—political, racial, religious, economic, etc.—all the ways we are different from each other. It often seems these differences are exploited and amplified to encourage disagreement and conflict. It is hard to combat … Continue reading

More Excellent Free Gifts

I just downloaded a wonderful high-resolution jpg of an equal-area projection Peters Map of the world for FREE thanks to Bob Abramms and our friends at ODT Maps, and you can, too! The Peters Map jpg is branded with the … Continue reading