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Is that a Yes that I hear??

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. – Mohandas Gandhi Its 9:00 p.m in Mountain View, California (USA) and you are on what feels like a never ending teleconference call with your team in Chennai, India. After the presentation, you ask, so […]

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How Different Styles Saved the Software

Abstract Three engineers, an Asian-American, an Indian and a European-American manager rescue a web programming application, but almost fail in the process.  It takes the combination of each culture’s approach to assemble diverse engineering knowledge in the organization and create a breakthrough in time to launch the high priority software. Case Study I’m Rick, an […]


Stressed Out over Deadlines for Engineering / Sales Team

Abstract Both ethnic (Italian and US) and functional (Sales vs. Engineering) cultures clash when trying to construct a winning proposal for a client’s photovoltaic system. With meetings running long, deadlines shifting, and procedures changing, there are challenges and cultural misunderstandings for this technical – business team to get the proposal finished by the deadline. Case […]

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