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Have you started up a business? Thought you worked for Lambeth Council? All countries have different cultures and you hence behave in different ways. It's just a question of how different. Even within Europe.
Actually understood that you work for one of the former DTI's branshes, Mina. Used to see their head office in London for press purposes in ordet to meet connections they had in countries all over the world. Sometimes their connections were good sometimes not. And keep in mind that they UK is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to trade and not even they always have the best contacts which says a lot. Mind you in parts of the world it's all about who you know, friends of friends and so forth. So if someone senior at the DTI (I will keep on calling them that here) has not got personal friends in say Saudi Arabia his contacts are will not be great.
Absolutely. Americans more than any other nationality not only assumes that how things are done in the US works on a global scale they frequently demand it as well. Do they get business that way? Not unless the US government forces companies/governments in other parts of the world to do business with them, which is not unusual. Does that kind of attitude and behavior make Americans popular? Well you know the answer to that. And keep in mind that this kind of behaviour started during World War II.
You made me curious what organisation you worked for, Mina. Turned out it's what used to be called the DTI. Cooperated a lot with senior officials there when I lived in London. Still on Victoria Street. Mind you they see everygthing from a British point of view but sometimes they have great contacts in countries on a global scale.
Absolutely, just make sure you hire someone who really understands the kulture/market of the country you are interested in. There are many fraudulent companies out there.
It is. An abundance of companies believe it's easy and hence fail miserably. You are right about the need to find someone who understands how to work in whatever country. Just make sure the person/company in question really does understand the market, culture and so forth. If not you could easily end up paying for nothing.
Glad you liked it, Lenie and that you honestly say that you would have loved to join Goldman before the scandal.
Agree with you, William.
Same here, Jeannette. I'm not financial and neither do I have an interest in investment banking. One of my ex:es was a top guy on Wall Street so I know how it works. Goldman would be a good idea for someone interested in the sector.
Yes, they earn an absolute fortune. One of my ex:es was a top guy on Wall Street and in the City. But you need to be able to predict what will happen to the markets in order to succeed. If not, what you could do is now done by a robot.