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open space (we’ve got lots) or big is better

INTRODUCTION

People are said to be the product of their upbringing and their environment. The very particular environment of the size and history of the United States has had a profound influence on the thinking and activities of today’s business people.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • There are certain natural endowments that have laid the foundation for the vibrant American economy.
  • The size of the US has shaped behaviours in a number of ways.
  • The abundance of natural resources and a general perception that there’s “plenty to go around” means that Americans have been able to develop a “win/win” philosophy unlike some European business cultures (UK) which exhibit “win/lose” attitudes evolved partly as ...

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