11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

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Most Americans relate Switzerland to clever knives, Heidi, and secret bank vaults, but there’s a lot more the Swiss can teach us about how they achieve such a high quality of life...
Swiss Vote on Passive Smoking Ban - PRO and CON

Explaining the Smoking Ban Initiative (Sept 2012)

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I felt like I was stepping back in time when I moved to Switzerland in 2012. In fact, with all this second-hand smoke for free, I have often wondered why people (particularly at train stations) will pay for cigarettes...

Does Switzerland Have an Image Problem?

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Using claims such as “Made in Switzerland” and “Swiss Quality” has long been the dream of any marketer. But during recent years, revelations about private banking and tax practices in Switzerland...

The Plastic Garbage Project

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15 seconds: That’s how long it takes for this pile of garbage to enter the world’s oceans. This is truly incredible, given that this process is going on 24/7/365...
The Book Poster Debate - Heidi

The Book Poster Debate

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Anyone living in Switzerland knows that the Swiss are often asked…
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Money, Money, Money

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When many people think about Switzerland, they think of three things: Chocolate, cheese and banks. And with banks - of course - we’re really talking about money. Not a surprise when this year we were told that the Swiss have more assets than...
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Soon No More "Death by PowerPoint" in Switzerland?

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Interestingly, the APPP states that "the use of presentation software costs the Swiss economy 2.1 billion Swiss francs (US$ 2.5 billion) annually." Their noble mission is not to abolish PowerPoint presentations from the face of Earth, but to remove any constraints associated with them. In other words, students who are not using PowerPoint...
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Davos - Where Dollars and Bills Hang Out

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There has been a lot of flight traffic in the skies of Switzerland lately. At first, I thought there was a jailbreak and the cops are looking for the robbers. Then, I remembered that I am in Switzerland and that it is World Economic Forum season.

Women Rule in Switzerland

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Today is a historical day in a country where women only just…