Let’s talk about Jane. I write this from an imaginary place. A writing desk, in a high up room in a castle. The window is just a bare square in the middle of a stone wall. 411 more words
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Economic theories are derived from the era of the production of tangible goods and high-cost communications. These mind-sets are not only unhelpful, but wrong in a world of information products and ubiquitous, low-cost/high-quality connectivity. 1,177 more words
Culture and region are important to take into account when doing business.
Culture – The story is told of a visitor to the U.S. who was riding a city bus and asked the driver to “procrastinate” at the next stop.” Much confusion ensued from this request until the visitor showed the driver his pocket dictionary and its definition of the word procrastinate – “to put off.” Cultural differences in communication go well beyond misunderstandings around word choice. 232 more words
In mainstream thinking, managers are understood as the prime originators of what happens in their businesses. The central concern is how the active manager/subject gets the passive follower/object to act in ways that reflect the manager’s perspective. 294 more words