If Greece Embraces Uncertainty, Innovation Will Follow

Harvard Business Review

The uncertainty-avoidance measure was originally created by Geert Hofstede through a cultural survey of more than 100,000 IBM employees around the world and subsequently confirmed in additional global surveys.

Your Coworkers See Your Office Differently

Harvard Business Review

Geert Hofstede, in Cultures and Organizations , discusses five dimensions of national culture. Hofstede also points out that cultures vary in their acceptances of differences in power. You may have suspected this if you've ever distributed product prototypes or drawings of potential work or retail environments, for example, among colleagues in different parts of the world.

By Being Authentic, You May Just Be Conforming

Harvard Business Review

Lei Jun, CEO of the $10 billion Chinese company Xiaomi, has made headlines for creating products that look and act a lot like Apple’s, such as its new thin smartphone. He stands in front of a big screen with a well-designed presentation that shows off the product.