Upbeat

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To stem from

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To pass it around

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To ease

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Someone’s hair is on fire

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Trade magazine article

This is a short article I wrote for a client for a trade magazine: The other morning I was on the phone with one of our affiliates, and he said, “Customers consider quality a given, so why should we keep investing in it?” That question sat at the back of...

Letter to the editor (Financial Times)

This is a letter I wrote for an investment management client who wanted to send a letter to the editor of the Financial Times about robo-advisor software: The companies at the forefront of developing robo-advisor software for pension schemes tend to focus on mature...

Book excerpt

This is an excerpt from a book I wrote called “Heathen Pilgrim.” It available in full on Amazon. Thursday, 11 October The next morning I walked out of Gelendost in the rain, which let up a few kilometers later as I entered a small village of about 1,500...

Opinion piece

Following is a short opinion piece I wrote for a client who was asked her opinion on an industry-related quality program: Standards have been discussed for the past few years, and now the quality manual is being prepared by a 3rd party (E&Y) that is well known in...

Press release

This is a press release I wrote for a client in 2020: A MANIFESTO TO THE BUSINESS WORLD, FROM THE AUTHORITY ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT Engage & Grow, leading the employee engagement movement in over 80 countries, presented a human-focused manifesto to management teams...

To shadow

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To rein in

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To grapple

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To boost

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Staid

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To lay down

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Despite

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Boom

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To black out

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

Blue

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To write something off

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To take on

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To stump up

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To overhaul

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To backstop

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To turn something on

Meaning: to start the operation or flow of something Examples: She turned her PC on and opened her browser. It was dark in the room, so I asked her to turn on the light. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been...

To put up with something or somebody

Meaning: to tolerate, endure, or bear something or somebody Examples: I’m leaving, I don’t want to put up with you anymore. We put up with the high prices because we like living here. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and...

To give up

Meaning: to stop making an effort; to admit defeat Examples: It’s not like you to give up so easily on an assignment so early. We knew we couldn’t beat the other team, so we gave up in the second half of the game. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional...

To log in

Meaning: to enter a database, system, or software Examples: I tried to log in with my username, but I couldn’t remember my password. Before you can use Facebook, you have to log in. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006...

To work something out

Meaning: to find, or try to find, the answer to something; to resolve a dispute Examples: She worked out the math problem quickly; I was still trying to solve it. We had a big fight, but we worked it out and are friends again. About Matt KrauseMatt began his...

To give in to someone or something

Meaning: to accept someone’s wish or stop fighting; to admit defeat. Examples: He gave in to the group’s pressure and decided to accept the decision. My mother told me to not give in to peer pressure. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an...

To print something out

Meaning: to make a paper copy of information stored on a computer Examples: My boss asked me to print out the report and give it to him. I need to print this document out before I mail it. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since...

To pay something or somebody back

Meaning: to repay some money or a loan or a favor to someone Examples: If you lend me the money, I’ll pay you back by Friday. He did me a big favor last week, now I need to pay him back. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since...

To plug something in

Meaning: to connect an electrical appliance by inserting a plug in a socket. Examples: I need to plug in my phone; it’s completely out of juice. I thought the lamp was not working, but I just needed to plug it in. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as...

To rip something up

Meaning: to tear something into small pieces so as to destroy it Examples: She ripped up her pile of old letters and put them in the bin. I hate this contract, it is a bad deal, I want to rip it up. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer,...

To tear something out

Meaning: to remove something violently or suddenly Examples: He tore out the pages that he didn’t want anyone to read. We are going to redo the whole bathroom, but first we need to tear the old one out. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import...

To come down with something

Meaning: to begin to suffer from an illness Examples: Oh, god! I think I’m coming down with flu. I might not go to work tomorrow. Be careful around him, he has a cold. You don’t want to come down with it. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an...

To fall out with somebody

Meaning: to have an argument and stop being friends Examples: They were flatmates for two years, but then they fell out and never spoke to each other again. My best friend and I fell out over this issue, I don’t know if we’ll ever speak again. About Matt...

To look for something or somebody

Meaning: to try to find something or somebody Examples: Jack was looking for his phone everywhere, but couldn’t find it. I looked for my father everywhere. I finally found him outside in the garden. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer,...

To heat something up

Meaning: to make or become hot or warm Examples: I think we can heat up yesterday’s pizza and have it for dinner, right? The coffee should be fine once it heats back up. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been...

To warm something up

Meaning: to reheat something Examples: My coffee is cold now, I need to warm it up. I am cold from playing in the snow, now I want to sit by the fire and warm myself up. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been...

To wash up

Meaning: to wash your hands before eating or after doing dirty work Examples: My mom tells me to wash up before every meal. I just finished working on my car, I need to wash up before going in the house. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import...

To break down

Meaning: to stop working, to stop functioning. Examples: My TV seems to be breaking down a lot, I think something is wrong with it. It’s an old car, it probably breaks down all the time. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and...

To hang something out

Meaning: to hang from a clothes line Examples: I don’t mind ironing, but I hate hanging the clothes out to dry. After you wash the laundry, you should hang the clothes out. About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been...

To break something down

Meaning: to take a complex thing apart into smaller pieces Examples: If you have a complex problem, try breaking it down and solving the smaller pieces. I like the way she analyzes that song, breaking it down into single parts. About Matt KrauseMatt began his...

To write something out of something

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To soar

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To lash out

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...

To trigger

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank,...