How do the Germans and the North Americans Approach Failure?

An important distinction between doing business with Germans and doing it with North Americans is the different approach to failurein both cultures. While it is common for North Americans to perceive mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow, the Germans often consider malfunctions as weaknesses to avoid in the first place.* During the 2006 World Cup (Soccer Championship) held in...

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Leave Out the Beef When Doing Business with Indians

About 80% of India’s population is Hindu.  And, although some of these people eat meat, they nonetheless do not eat beef as the cow is considered a holy animal.   The Pizza Hut in Ahmedabad (of which the majority population is vegetarian) dishes out only vegetarian pizzas. And even McDonalds in India does not serve beef burgers!  Yes, you can...

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