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KAY XANDER MELLISH IN THE MEDIA

Kay frequently appears in both the Danish and international media to discuss Danish culture, moving to Denmark, internationals in Denmark, and the Danes' excellent use of English. If you'd like to use Kay as a source for your story, use our contact form. She generally replies within 24 hours.

 
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ON DR.DK: THIS IMAGE SHOWS HOW DENMARK HAS CHANGED OVER THE PASt 25 YEARS

DR.dk, the Danish public media network, wrote about the comic drawing Kay commissioned to update a 1992 drawing by famed comic artist Claus Deleuran.  The new image highlights the country's growing diversity, as well as its turn away from heavy industry over the past two decades in favor of "knowledge" businesses. 

Read the DR story (in Danish) 

Read the Copenhagen Post story (in English)

 
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FOR BERLINGSKE TIDENDE: "Kære danskere: Lad venligst være med at bruge engelske bandeord, hvor vi kan se dem"

In this article for the Berlingske Tidende, Kay writes about the fondness Danes have for English profanity, and how startling the use of English curse words in Danish advertising and by Danish children can be for native speakers. 

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(THE JOY OF) DENMARK OUTSIDE COPENHAGEN: ON HE UNEXPECTED PLEASURES OF GOINT WHERE THE 2A BUS CAn't TAKE YOU 

In this article for "The International", a Danish-based newspaper aimed at expats, Kay writes about what she's learned from traveling around Denmark to deliver speeches, such as the impressive strength of provincial art museums, the status of 'cycling culture' in the countryside, and the visible inequality between Danish towns with major industries and those without. 

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FOR BØRSEN: UDENLANDSKE MEDARBEJDERE HAR BRUG FOR DIG, CHEF

Kay speaks directly to Danish executives in this article for Børsen, the country's business daily.  While the equality-based Danish culture often leads bosses to act like a "pal" with a minimum of direct commands, many foreigners are looking for stronger leadership with clear guidelines as well as a visible path to promotion.

Read online (subscribers only, in Danish)

Read PDF (in Danish)

 
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IN JYLLANDS-POSTEN: DAnish WORKPLACE CULTURE, FROM AN AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW

Denmark’s highest-circulation newspaper, the Jyllands-Posten, published an extensive interview with Kay following the publication of her book “How to Work in Denmark.”

Accompanied by photos taken at the Copenhagen headquarters of Carlsberg, Kay’s former workplace, the article goes into Kay’s reasons for coming to Denmark and her observations about the Danish workplace.

Read more (in Danish)

 

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