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Where We Live
Mon April 11, 2011
So we keep hearing that we’re a “global society.” But that can lead to some big gaps in cultural understanding.
Today we talk to international businesspeople, consultants, and bi-lingual Americans who have learned how to negotiate across cultures…a necessity in a world where we’re all connected, but all communicate very differently.
But even the most seasoned multi-cultural travelers can tell of laughable faux-pas and huge business deals gone sour, over mere misunderstandings.
We want to hear from you. Share your stories about the cultural “oops” - the misunderstandings of language, lingo and custom that have gotten you in trouble.