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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.