Archive for October, 2014

Sequential Time – Synchronous Time

October 24, 2014

The sixth dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Sequential Time – Synchronous Time.

Here is an English language summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish language presentation and summary of this dilemma

Spanish Summary – PDF Version

Here are some movie clips that exemplify sequential and synchronous time

Groundhog Day (Trailer)

Shall We Danzu? (Japanese Trailer)

Shall We Dance? (Richard Gere & Jennifer Lopez tango)

Click (Trailer)

Back to the Future (The DeLorean)

Back to the Future (reunion)

And here are some other links related to sequential and synchronous time

Balance Scorecard Institute

Flow Experiences – Positive Psychology Center

“A Time To Talk” – Robert Frost

O mundo é grande – Carlos Drumond de Andrade (Maria Bethania)

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

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Google’s .soy

October 23, 2014

Google has launched the new .soy (punto soy) as an online domain.  What do you think of it?  Looking at things from a cultural perspective, what types of cultural dilemmas can be seen in these events?  What theoretical constructs that we have discussed in class come into play here?  What recommendations do you have about this issue?

Before answering, please review the following links.

Here’s the URL from Univision Noticias to announce the event:

http://noticias.univision.com/article/2133315/2014-10-21/tecnologia/noticias/google-lanzo-soy-un-dominio-para-latinos?ftloc=channel1423:wcmWidgetUimHulkCollection

Here’s a URL from Colorlines that is more critical the concept:

http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/10/googles_latino-targeted_domain_soy_inspires_frustration_confusion.html

And here’s a URL from Latinpost that is more supportive of the new domain

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/24105/20141021/hispanic-companies-explain-appeal-behind-googles-new-soy-domain-designed.htm

And here’s the original google announcement and information site:

http://www.google.com/registry/

https://www.iam.soy/#domain-name-search

Please post your comments before 3:00am on Tuesday morning, Oct 28.

(Note:  Please keep your comments brief, but feel free to post multiple comments as you see fit. Also, feel free to write in either Spanish or English)

Inner Direction – Outer Direction

October 14, 2014

The fith dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Inner Direction – Outer Direction.

Here is an English language summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish language version and summary of this dilemma.

Spanish Summary – PDF Version

And here are some movie clips that exemplify inner and outer direction

The Seventh Seal – Antonius Block meets Death

The Seventh Seal – Strawberries and Milk

The Seventh Seal in 5 Minutes

Ballad of Narayama (1983 version) – Trailer

Ballad of Narayama (1983) Full Movie

And here are some related links to inner and outer direction

Invictus (Morgan Freeman)

Inspiration from Invictus

I did it my way – Frank Sinatra

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Achieved Status – Ascribe Status

October 14, 2014

The fourth dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Achieved – Ascribed Status.

Here is an English Language Summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish Language presentation and summary of this dilemma

Spanish Summary – PDF version

And here are some move clips that exemplify achieved and subscribed

My Fair Lady – Pronunciation

My Fair Lady – Embassy Ball

Tengoku to Jigoku (High and Low)

And here are some related links to achieve and subscribed

Jerry Seinfeld – Olympics

Guiness World Record – t-shirts

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Specificity – Diffuseness

October 1, 2014

The third dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Specificity – Diffuseness.

Here is an English Language Summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF version

Here is a Spanish Language presentation and summary of this dilemma

Spanish Summary – PDF file version

And here are some movie clips that exemplify specificity and diffuseness

The Scarlet Letter (1934 version)

Easy A – Explaining Scarlet Letter

The Apartment (1960 version)

The Apartment (the ending)

Jack Lemon on The Apartment

Inception (Movie trailer)

Inception (everything wrong with it in 4 minutes)

 And here are some related links to specificity and diffuseness

Global Websites of Ford Motor Company

Global Websites of Coca-Cola

Global Websites of Pepsi

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.