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Cultural difference in business | Valerie Humor and culture in international business 2 days ago   12:18

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. One of the elements of the cultural difference between Europe and China is the importance that is given to relationships. In the West you would assume the importance to be the same, but there is a significant distinction. In China connections with the right people help you to get things done, to survive and to succeed.

Whereas in the West content is predominant, in China the way people interact with each other strongly influences the working environment. 'Face' and long-term effects are taken into consideration.

Valérie Hoeks (1982) studied Sinology at the Leiden University and has been active in China for over a decade as a traveller, a student and later as an entrepreneur. As soon as she set foot on Chinese soil she knew she would come back many times.

In 2010 Valérie co-founded China Inroads in collaboration with with her Dutch and Chinese business partner. China Inroads provides a strong foothold for innovative companies that want to expand their business to the Chinese market.

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Comments 120 Comments

Cade Goff
These things are present in every culture...
Munchkin Russel
TOPIC- Cultural difference in business
Spoken about it = 0%
吴晓
I am a Chinese. I feel quite offended when watching this video. The certain circumstances can not represent the whole China. The speaker distorts the image of China. She thinks she knows China well. Actually, she cannot pronounce the sentence she chooses to say in this speech. What a shame.
Brook Miller
I think it is interesting how much the Chinese care about their reputation. I think it is a human nature tendency to care about what people think of us but the speaker said that making a mistake in public is one of the worse things that could happen to a Chinese person. This is fascinating to me.
Zebo Shukurova
Good . But what they do now with Muslims is not good .
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Philip Royal
Very interesting sharing this, thanks
Xiao Fan
Very impressive video. But if I were the presenter, I would focus my examples more on how exactly the cultural difference changed the way business works, rather than explain the stereotypes. The presenter shifts the topic a little bit.
李斯基
YOU say Chinese language wrong ,what Confucius said is not accurately ,it's "有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎“.
mi sz
This is a bit useless or the description is wrong
Fereshteh Z
misleading title, where did she talk about biz??!!
Cristina Rivera
"Chinese are extremely lazy" said no one ever lol. I don't know why she thought people would assume that. I thought a common understanding is that the Chinese are the most hardworking people in the world, or is that just a stereotype? I seriously doubt tho, working hard is such a huge part of their culture. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Mixtec Jaguar
Well their society accepts, rudeness.
Nguyễn Viết Đức
Great thankful appreciation for valuable information focused on Social Cultural Education.
Sinem Acar Burkay
she's full of arrogance...
manikandan r
My goal world level business in people communication
shengjun chen
very good! I'm really impressed!
Duke Nguyen
She really looks like Loki. Really.
Ivan Yankov
I have never known a thing that summarizes my people in just 12 mins. Thank you Valerie :')
Grace Liu
You should learn more and then give the presentation precisely.
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Humor and culture in international business Cultural difference in business | Valerie 2 days ago   09:36

“To Germans, humor is serious business”. In this compelling TEDxLeuven talk, Chris sheds his perspective on the differences amongst cultures and its impact on the way we do business.

Chris Smit was born in Amsterdam on March 3, 1963. Midway while attending high school, his family and he moved to the USA for one year, where he attended 8th grade high school in Boiceville, New York.

After returning to the Netherlands he finished school and went to the Free University in Amsterdam to study Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

He is an experienced consultant and coach in intercultural business, and has implemented and consulted projects and run many intercultural and communication seminars throughout the world.


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