Cultural Differences in Making Decisions

Amy Choi writes a very insightful article on TED ideas on decision making across different cultures like the American (Typical), Asian and Amish. I believe this article is a good primer to begin observational insights to other cultures and finding the little things which make a big difference.

The American Says;

Give me personal autonomy or give me death.

The Amish Says;

Belonging, not choice, is crucial.

The Asian Says;

Focus on interdependence and harmony, not independence and self-expression.

While these one liners may be too stereotypical for most people, it underlies the values built upon it and the outcomes we see today is a mix up of many of these ideas on personal choice which can be applied in so many fields of business, social and governments.

Read the full article here

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