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Glad you like the article, William. The worst country when it comes to trying to have more control and feeling that their country is special is the United States of America. They believe the rest of the world should adapt to them and hence cause a lot of trouble.
Good ways of looking upon it, Sabrina.
Absolutely, a good education is crucial, Susan. And we need to keep on doing academic studies throughout life. The issue here is mainly that thoroughly understanding cultures different from your own is becoming essential. Thankfully because I have come across, mainly Americans I'm sorry to say, that have behaved like bulls in a china shop because of their opinion that other cultures should adapt to the American way of doing things.
Education is important make no bones about it. And so is experience because it turns knowledge into competence. But the main issue here is that global experience i.e. having lived, worked/studied and integrated in cultures very different from your own is becoming increasingly important. What a pity that the organisation you worked for found it difficult to work with talent in offices in other parts of the world. Personally have really positive experience of working like that.
Definitely. But this post is about the importance of having global experiences and understanding cultures completely different to your own.
Absolutely, Sushmita. But this post is not about education versus experience but about the importance of thoroughly understanding cultures different from your own in order to succeed there.
Good points,Phil, but this post is really about the importance of thoroughly understanding cultures completely different from your own in order to succeed there.
Glad, but not surprised you agree with me, Debra.
Exactly, at the end of the day what people care about is if you can solve their problem. If you don't have experience of a market with a completely different culture to your own you will almost certainly fail.
That's one way of looking at the Marilyn illustration, Doreen. Can relate to what you are saying but it doesn't apply to pretending that someone else's idea is yours on social media or or coping and pasting it into a thesis you are writing.