Cross-Cultural "Oops"

Apr 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.