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Vivendio

Member Since 17 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 15 2011 07:52 PM

#1391612 If you don't speak English, stay the hell out of America, seriously!

Posted by Vivendio on 16 January 2011 - 08:23 AM

If you are a first generation immigrant, who mastered English from scratch, I have nothing more to say.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

N.B: I know Americans who live in their own cultural bubble when overseas and do not take the initiative to engage with the local community.

Do the locals complain? No.

In business, I have never heard of the ridiculous concept of customers adapting to merchants, only the other way round.

Choosing to ignore a potentially money-making market will only be to your disadvantage.

+ the easiest person to change is yourself - go and learn some basic Spanish/Russian/Chinese.