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Somauro

Apr 10, 1984

Jesi, Italy

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Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Scheduling scale is that those each side of the scale see those from the other side as inefficient and imagine they must lead lives that are terribly difficult and stressful.
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One culture tells time by when the cows come home. Another schedules meetings based on the Supreme Leader's moon analysis. A speaker from Minnesota stops speaking the moment the zero card pops up, leaving her Brazilian host baffled about her refusal to satisfy an audience hungry for additional insights
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If you find yourself wondering in exasperation, "Shy do I have to spend so much time dining and socializing with potential clients? Why can't we just get down to business and sign a contract?" remember - in many cultures, the relationship is your contract. You can't have one without the other.
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Cognitive trust is based on the confidence you feel in another person's accomplishments, skills, and reliability.

This is trust that comes from the head. It is often built through business interactions.

Affective trust, on the other hand, arises from feelings of emotional closeness, empathy, or friendship.
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Guanxi [...] you should take the time, energy and effort to build a personal connection with them. Build trust as a friend, from the heart. Forget the deal for a while. Go out. Enjoy some meals. Share some drinks. Relax. Build and emotional connection. Open up personally. Make a friend. A real one, the
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If you aren't sure about where the culture you're working with falls on this scale, follow the hierarchical recommendations, which are generally safer and unlikely to get you into trouble accidentally. And if you are leading a global team, with members of various cultures with different positions on
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Recognizing and respecting this system of reciprocal obligations is important for the manager from an egalitarian society who finds himself working with a team from a hierarchical society, particularly on from Asia. Like a good Confucian, you must remember your obligations. Your team may follow your
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Confucius devised a system of interdependent relationships, a sort of structure in which the lower level gives obedience to the higher, while those who are higher protect and mentor the lower. The structure, which he called wu lun, outlined five principal relationships:
- Emperor (kindness) over Subject
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So a first historical point is that the countries that fell under the influence of the Roman Empire (including Spain, Italy, and to a lesser degree, France) tend to be more hierarchical than the rest of Western Europe.

The Vikings were surprisingly egalitarian... The countries most influenced by the
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Managing Danes, I have learned that the best way to get things done is to push power down in the organization and step out of the way. That really motivates people here.
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If your goal is innovation or creativity, the more cultural diversity the better, as long as the process is managed carefully. But if your goal is simple speed and efficiency, then monocultural is probably better than multicultural. Sometimes, it is simply better to leave Rome to the Romans.
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Chinese people think from macro to micro, whereas Western people think from micro to macro. (es: address, name-surname, date, ...)
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In business, as in school, people from principle-first cultures generally want to understand the why behind their boss's request before they move to action. Meanwhile, applications-first learners tend to focus less on the why and more on the how.
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Give your individual feedback to the individual and give only group feedback to the group.
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Un bel manuale che può aiutare a comunicare meglio con il resto del mondo e a evitare fraintendimenti. Abbastanza curioso che proprio mentre lo stavo leggendo, una ragazza tedesca, manager presso Google, mi abbia detto di averlo letto e trovato molto utile nel suo lavoro.
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Il senso del trasmettitore è nella trasmissione
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Quando un'intelligenza superiore vi offre quello che non siete in grado di afferrare, nello stesso momento spegne la vostra intelligenza.
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Se vai a sinistra perdi la testa; se vai a destra perdi la vita, indietro non si torna.
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Ci ho rinunciato poco dopo la metà, troppo complesso e pesante per me. Non mi sento di giudicarlo perché non sono proprio riuscito a capirlo, diciamo che Lem con i suoi ragionamenti iperbolici per quanto mi riguarda è riuscito appieno a farmi sentire un'intelligenza di ordini di grandezza inferiori

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Nike ieri e oggi

La prima parte è un manuale di storia dello sport, in cui si percorrono i secoli dell'antica Grecia, di Roma, del Rinascimento, con parallelismi e riferimenti a campioni e simboli recenti.

Nella seconda parte ci si occupa dell'ultimo secolo (abbondante) partendo dalle più grandi potenze europee,