Just read a fascinating piece in the local paper, quoted from elsewhere, about the perceived differences between the American business/political culture of communication, and the same version in Iran.
(hidden for brevity)Originally Posted by first part of NYTimes article - need to register to see it all
Call me wet behind the ears from an international travel perspective, but I find it interesting and compelling that something as simple as basic honesty is treated so intrinsically different between cultures.
Anyone here have any experiences that show fundamental differences in communication between different cultures, not from a language/meaning perspective (e.g. Chevy Nova failed in Latin America and Spain because "nova" translates to "no go") , but from a general thought process point of view?
Is this fundamentally going to get in the way of a globalized world? Or are tools like the Internet helping to break down these cultural differences, or at minimum, help people understand that they exist?
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