International Business: Globally understood training avoids many culture-specific references


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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 3, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    @ Reynaldo753

    I am not suggesting that a lack of respect is a good thing. I mererly wanted to show that a common phrase (warm fuzzy) might be understood fully by us but perhaps it means something quite different to another culture, which was sort of the basis of the article.

    Secondly, this is nothing new and I'm amazed that it is in the newspaer. A few months back there was a similar story about airlines having difficulty translating common words between two languages and some of the problems it created. Chevy NOVA's weren't selling too well in Mexico because 'NOVA' in Spanish, so I'm told, meant "no go."

    I guess the newspaper allots a certain amount of space to human interest stories or entertainment, but many times I think it's just filler. This story fits that category, in my view, but apparently not yours. Sorry, there was no offense intended.

  • Reynaldo753 SOUTH BEND, IN
    June 3, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    to toosmartforyou: An issue for generations, yes, but why has it been so long neglected? If were were paying attention to it, it would not be an issue now.

    As for warm and fuzzy, what's wrong with earning respect by showing respect?

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 3, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    This is a warm fuzzy story. (Hope that isn't a culturally graphic depiction of finding a body in a trash dumpster.) I'm curious as to why it might be considered news----this has been an issue for generations.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    June 3, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    So in Utah if you are looking for a job, should you or should you not wear a CTR ring on the interview? :)