We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.
Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the pitfalls.
There are only a few in Russia that I know of that have what Americans expect -- and these places are really catered to the one percent. Why would you want to stay at a place like that? It doesn't represent the real Russia I experienced.
The Culture Code helps us understand the different meanings people unconsciously assign to things. Our different cultures and customs lead us to process the same information differently. This is why the world has an infinite number of cultural codes.
When I lived in Europe, I taught English for a living. In the U.S., however, people keep asking me where I'm from. I never take it personally; still, I could not help but notice that the media foster the intolerance of non-native English speakers.
The twin concerns are that teens in large numbers are mortgaging their futures by launching racy images of themselves into permanent cyber-orbit, and in the process also making themselves vulnerable for prosecution as sex offenders.