This week’s article is about building (and destroying) trust with Americans. This is an important issue for anyone choosing to enter the American market. If you don’t understand how Americans use trust, it will likely sabotage your business dealings. Here’s what you need to know: Trust is Easily Given In world business, Americans often have […]
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The International Entrepreneur: Blending Company Cultures in Foreign Subsidiaries. Last week a business executive from a green technology firm lamented to me that his company had been purchased by a Swiss firm six months ago.
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Mainstream American Cultural Traits 4. Distinction between “work” and “play” bit.ly/274H1XB
Mainstream American Cultural Traits 3. Tendency of moralizing bit.ly/274H1XB
Mainstream American Cultural Traits 2. 2-fold judgment based on principle. bit.ly/274H1XB
Mainstream American Cultural Traits 1. A high value on “Material well-being”. bit.ly/274H1XB