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Peter Cappelli


Success is difficult to quantify and measure, but the steps leading up to success are easier to analyze. Between Americans and Asians, there are specific traits embedded in one’s culture that influence how one approaches success. Therefore, I posit that the following nuances are critical to understanding how behaviorally, Asians and Americans are different: introversion and relationships.

By grasping a broad understanding of the fundamental differences between these two cultural demographics, one can better cater to workers, students, and ultimately create a more cohesive environment that plays to each person’s strengths.

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Date Posted: 23 March 2015


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