Monthly Archive: October 2016

The Vanishing American Window Seat Tribe

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In Japan there’s a corporate subculture called mado-giwa-zoku employees or window-tribe. They are middle managers stripped of all subordinates and responsibilities – a kind of “in-house retirement.” Instead of laying off managers, large Japanese companies shame them into retirement. This is a way for Japan’s corporations to gracefully eliminate well-paid managers through generous payouts, generally …

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Tribes In Kenya – Beautiful Or Ugly?

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Kenya has more than 40 tribes. Their role is diminishing slowly, but the tribe is one of the main defining features of living in Kenya. On the one hand, everybody admires the sight of proud Masai warriors, dressed all red with their typical spears and shield. And tribes have social advantages, such as mutual help. …

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How a Cover Band Challenge Can Improve Tribe Performance

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Standing on the threshold of success and gazing into the black hole of innovation for the first time might have been an overwhelming challenge for a lesser man, but when Steve was given the opportunity to schedule a team building weekend at the Convention Center, he took the proverbial bull by the horns and danced …

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Facts About the Mandingo Tribe of West Africa

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The Mandingo tribe of West Africa has descended from the Mali Empire. This empire flourished under the rule of King Sundiata Keita. Today, the Mandingo tribe is not only the most widespread tribe in Western Africa, it also the most dominant ethno linguistic group. The tribe has many sub tribes like the Mande, Dyula, Bozo …

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History of Ear Gauging in Tribal Civilizations

Mursi can be found in the land between the Omo and Mago rivers. Neighboured by the Surma , Ari , Kwegu and Karo ,and Bodi, the mursi are about 6000 in number. 
The Mursi grow sorghum and maize and like honey. The Mursi women have huge lip plate  that is put just before the wedding time, when they are around 16. It’s a sign of beauty for Mursi.
The men love to fight with big stick which have a phallus shape, to show their strenght and to seduce girls.
The scarifications the Mursi warriors make on their arms means they killed enemy.Women tend to wear some heavy pieces of iron to attract men and for some years tourists and photographers.

Les Mursis occupent un territoire compris entre les fleuves Omo et Mago. Leurs voisons sont les Surma, Ari, Kwegu, Bodi et les Karos. Les Mursi sont environs 6000.
Ils cultivent du sorgo, mais et apprecie beaucoup le miel.
Les femmes Mursi sont celebres pour leur plateau labial qui peut atteindre 20 cm. Elles le portent lorsqu’elles ont pretes à se marier, vers 16 ans.. c’est un signe de beauté dans la tribu.
Les hommes aiment se battre à coup de bâtons qui ont une terminaison en forme de phallus. Les combats sont acharnés et peuvent occasionnées de graves blessure sou faire des victimes. C’est une occasion pour montrer sa force et sa bravoure aux filles et aux tribus voisines.
Les scarifications que portent les hommes sur les bras signifient qu’ils ont tué un ennemi.
Les femmes Mursi ont tendance à porter de plus en plus d’ornements en fer de diverses origines, pour paraître plus seduisante et pour attirer les photographes qui doivent payer pour immortaliser les scènes tribales.

A study of the history of ear gauging indicates the practice to be as old as recorded human history. For males, this form of ear piercing has been a symbol of status, while for women, in addition to being used as means of bodily decoration, it has also been employed to signify the attainment of …

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