In the age of globalization, the ease of access to information and instant communication have connected people from all over the earth in a way unimaginable to previous generations. Now business and communications are conducted across borders and time zones with easeat least technologically speaking, that is. When it comes to comprehending the patterning involved in how different cultures proceed with their daily affairs, there is no machine that can be used to reprogram one's thinking and expectations in order to avoid misunderstandings or missed opportunities while interacting with people across the globe. As "flat" as the earth may…
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