How Different Cultures Understand Time

by Venkat on July 17, 2014

There’s an interesting article in Business Insider about how different cultures understand time (ht Nikolay Bezhko). It includes this neat graphic.

 

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The article is rather limited (does not mention the very relevant books by Robert Levine, Jay Griffiths and Jeremy Rifkin on the subject), but does make several interesting observations.

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foo July 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

MOAR plz

In the Big Co I work for, the culture is defined along a huge rift between the introverts and the extroverts: tech vs business. Business is a pushy, ego-driven, intrusive popularity contest they try to upsell as “soft skills”. Tech is circumspect, logical, restrained and sensible to the effects on the whole.

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