32 thoughts on “Cultural difference in business | Valerie Hoeks | TEDxHaarlem

  1. Very impressive video. But if I were the presenter, I would focus my examples more on how exactly the cultural difference changed the way business works, rather than explain the stereotypes. The presenter shifts the topic a little bit.

  2. YOU say Chinese language wrong ,what Confucius said is not accurately ,it's "有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎“.

  3. "Chinese are extremely lazy" said no one ever lol. I don't know why she thought people would assume that. I thought a common understanding is that the Chinese are the most hardworking people in the world, or is that just a stereotype? I seriously doubt tho, working hard is such a huge part of their culture. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  4. Great thankful appreciation for valuable information focused on Social Cultural Education.

  5. Sorry, isn't supposed about "Cultural difference in business"?…. Hum, something is missing here…   You talked about your experience in China… What's that has to do with "Cultural difference in business"? In fact, you say nothing about Chinese culture, nor doing business in China as American, Canadian, Russian, etc.
    Dear Columbia Southern University, you sent me here to learn something from this wonderful speech. I can admit to you… This is a "Bu*ll Sh*it" talk … nothing to do with the title. I wasted 12 minutes and 17 second of my life for nothing.

  6. What bothers me is that most people want to compare western culture to other cultures, but they rarely compare non-western cultures among themselves.

  7. She affected a superior air. When she was stereotyping Chinese, meanwhile she was stereotyping "businessman" as a group, perhaps even TEDx – "X". There are so many "typical Chinese" in China like she described – as many as those "typical westerner" in this world. I believe our users can learn much more from "The Travels of Marco Polo" than from this "well-educated" red, blonde, white, precious Sinology student Ms. Hoeks. 🙂

  8. Without Valerie's travels to China, this TED talk would not have been created by her to share this information about the people of China and their culture. Thank you for your travels, sharing your experiences and insight into what you saw, how you lived and what you learned. I have always felt that the Chinese live in the moment, and deal with situations as they come. They are much more harmonized than we are in America. I am grateful to have the opportunity to listen to you talk about your experience and offer us encouragement to visit China ourselves. I would love to be among the people China someday to learn about their country, and their culture. Thank you, Valerie.

  9. yes, I agree that relationship, actually I think sometimes also happen in Australia, to find a job or other help, while the traffic in Beijing is exactly what she said, but in many other cities like chengdu, its not the same as Beijing. and  I don't think Chinese people are lazy, cos everything is more efficient than foreign like installing internet and transporting online shopping, only take 1 day sometimes

  10. To be honest, I think it's a little sad because if you live in China, you /have/ to care about what other people think about you. Not saying that the culture doesn't have some great features, but it's hard for me to imagine not having that freedom.

  11. Yes, interesting presentation. But title is misleading. This is not about cultural differences in business.

  12. Confucianism is that Korea's culture. more close to Korean, not Chinese. anyway. most you are talking about the chinese culture of westerner view, is not in Confucianism anyway.

  13. like all cultures, it has ups and downs. obviously she didn't live there long enough to really know the difference.

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