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The difference between Europeans and Americans

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Europe / The States / Ways of doing business

As reported in The Economist a few years back, JFK was paraphrased as saying: Europeans ask, “Why?” Americans ask, “Why not?”.   I often use this quote to explain the differences of doing business on either continent.  Each perspective has its benefits and drawbacks, and its helpful to understand the subtle differences in perspective when operating in either region. “Why?” – Europe and the UK Asking “why?” is not a negative stance; it is a cautious […]