148: Doing Business in the US; Why the US is Sometimes Ahead & Sometimes Behind
How to Do Business in the US Why the US Is Sometimes Ahead and Sometimes Behind In this podcast of early December 2020, we talk about recent developments and how different cultures/countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. "Sometimes the USA is ahead of the rest of the world, and sometimes they're behind". Why is it that the US constructed an ultra-modern interstate system in the 1950s, but then let it deteriorate to a point where billions of dollars are needed to bring it back to a decent state? A similar observation applies to other infrastructures, such as airports. At the same time, why is it that companies like Amazon, Google and Apple are so far ahead with industry leading technology? We'll take a look at the COVID-19 pandemic and show how the cultural dynamics surrounding the pandemic are similar to the above mentioned observation of "being ahead and behind." We'll look at this from an international business perspective and add a theoretical framework for the audience to better understand what to expect when doing business with the US. Get Culturally Competent when Doing Business in the US The main message of this podcast is that if you want to do business with the USA, you will encounter the dynamics of "ahead and behind". To be successful in doing business in the US, you'll need to get culturally competent, even if you're from a comparable culture like the UK! You need to understand how Americans think and work and, of course, how your own culture might impact. Your business success will depend on it! Want to Listen More? Go here to find out more You Can Also Listen to the Culture Podcast and Management Podcast Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business. We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences. Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast. To Subscribe to this Management Podcast, Click here. The Culture Matters Culture Podcast. Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio Click here to get the podcast on Spotify Talk to your Amazon Alexa and listen to the Podcast If you have a minute, please leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the visibility and the ranking of this culture podcast on iTunes immensely! A BIG THANK YOU! Enjoy this FREE culture podcast! Music: Song title - Bensound.com More Ways of Listening: Sign up Now for our FREE Webinar on our current topic "How to work with international virtual teams" Get a Taste of How Chris Presents, Watch his TEDx Talk Name Email Address Phone Number Message 2 + 7 = Send Call Direct: +32476524957 Whatsapp: +32476524957 Book Chris Smit as a Speaker If you're looking for an Engaging, Exciting and Interactive speaker on the subject of Intercultural Management & Awareness you came to the right place. Chris has spoken at hundreds of events to thousands of people on the subject of Cultural Diversity & Cultural Competence. What Others Say About Chris: “Very Interactive and Engaging” “In little time he knew how to get the audience inspired and connected to his s...