Europeans Laughing At American Businesses

from the ha-ha-ha dept

Red Herring has an article from their editor in London telling all of us Americans that the Europeans are laughing at us for our various business scandals over the past year. Europeans, according to this guy, are using this as an opportunity to look down on our way of doing business. My guess is that this article is really something of a troll looking to generate some controversy along the "cultural differences" line. Any time you stereotype an entire group of people by their country, you're just asking for a long, drawn out, and (usually) useless argument.
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    Ryan, 6 Jun 2002 @ 2:45pm

    An American in London

    I have to admit its an amusing article, US culture encourages risk (which tends to mean more failures and more successes). Europe has in general tended to be a little more averted to risk, meaning you have a lot less of that failure stuff (and success stuff!). This is starting to change now through out Europe, so keep your eyes posted for fruits of this effort to encourage start-up growth throughout Europe (p.s. for those of you in the UK, I'm including us too! Remember the Americans consider the UK part of Europe, even if a lot of the UK population doesn't see themselves as European).

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