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Friday, July 13, 2007

Great Moments in Globalization and Cultural Diversity

Over lunch in Hyderabad, India, with one of the people on my team, he tells me one of the senior Indian managers in our company asked him how it was to work for me. My guy told the senior manager that I was "simple and straight". In context "simple" was not a bad thing; he was saying he could trust me.

So the senior Indian manager says: "Gore kaibhi sidhae sadha. Nahi rahathe."

Rough translation: "Whites are never straight and simple. Never like that."

Don't you just love global cultural diversity?

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