Communication and management are central to everything depending on teams, ranging from running a business to crewing a warship. These are doorstoppers but there's a lot of useful information in these.
I know that this is just the sort of shit we have to sift through now to get useful information, but it is getting really annoying.
Part of the problem is that none
of that shit is actually required, nor is it needed. Just be respectful and polite to everyone that you meet, and leave it at that. People shouldn't be jumping through hoops in order to make the trash (That refuses to adapt or think better of themselves) feel welcomes.
And, that's also leaving out the fact that you should be aware of your audience. Yeah, business in America is handled very differently in comparison to how business is conducted in Japan. However, that doesn't mean that you torpedo your entire business model in both nations just to appeal to "both demographics". You handle your business in Japan the way other Japanese would, and you handle your business in America the way other Americans would. The ONLY
time you deviate from that is when you see something could be more beneficial (Such as seeing a business process handled in a certain fashion in another country, and reworking it to suit the one you're doing business in).
Yeah, I hate the skew that book places and I recommend skipping the chapter altogether as it is intellectually worthless. You can tell that it's written for the brainwashed HR managers in MNEs. The descriptions of management theory that have been developed over a hundred years are quite useful, however, and it is a reliable master's-level management textbook in that regard.
>>2396>You handle your business in Japan the way other Japanese would, and you handle your business in America the way other Americans would
This is known as polycentrism. The problem is that many international corporations pursue what is called geocentrism, which is having a one-size-fits-all (a.k.a. globalist) attitude towards business in every country. Ethnocentrism as described in the book isn't quite
the same as how I would describe ethnocentrism: to me, it's looking after your own people first, but the implication of the book is that it's refusing to adapt your behavior to fit different cultural environments.
"Diversity" is a corporate buzzword that, despite all its claims, does not evidently provide benefits to institutions. Studies indicate that cultures which are very homogeneous or very heterogeneous (which is how I would describe old 4Chan) outperform those which have some heterogeneity. It's common sense that people of similar culture group up and form rivalries with other groups, yet for some reason a study was needed to prove this. Time and time again it's revealed that diversity isn't all it's cracked up to be yet it's glorified as a religion.
Sell High, Buy Low.
Problems, and the Solutions to them is what makes people throw money at you.
Money is just the means of converting Solutions to other Solutions.
Since everything is people all the way down, so is money.
Here are a couple of the biggest classics.