Best Tips For Emailing to [Enter Your Favorite Country Here]

Published on August 5th, 2011 by Dean Foster

When we asked readers to tell us three best tips on e-mailing to different cultures we received lots of specific recommendations for a variety of cultures.

Below are readers’ suggestions that I thought many would appreciate seeing. Please comment and share your own “best practices” tips and strategies for writing more effective e-mails when working with a particular culture.

Emailing Across Cultures Part Three

Published on August 11th, 2011 by Dean Foster

We recently asked readers to suggest three things they would do differently when writing an email to ____________ (fill in your particular favorite culture). The responses were extremely interesting and informative, and I am sharing a few more of these tips with readers here. This response in particular struck me, as it was specific to managing the cultural issue, yet appropriate for just about any culture you might be writing for. Have a look below, and let us know what you think.

Emailing Across Cultures: Even Between Europeans, There Are Differences

Published on August 12th, 2011 by Dean Foster

It’s often a frustration of mine that when speaking of cultural differences, it’s necessary to generalize about regions; requiring, of course, a quick deep dive into the specific differences within the region being discussed. It’s natural for Westerners, for example, to see Asians, first, as different from the West, and then to explore the intra-Asian differences in more detail. Same is true in Europe.

Africa Rising: New Opportunities or New Colonialism?

Published on August 18th, 2011 by Dean Foster

A critical mass of African countries have become politically stable enough to become tipping points for interest and growth by non-African nations seeking new markets, resources and centers of manufacturing.

The Misery Commodity: Cross-cultural roots of the France-US fight for Haiti

Published on January 27th, 2010 by Dean Foster

Culture knows no shame, has no limits, when it comes to seeking a way to make its mark. Good or bad are not part of the formula: like water running down a mountainside, it simply seeks a Darwinian advantage to reveal itself, and then does so through the decisions that nations make.


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