London is officially ready to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. There will be 205 countries participating in the Games this year—that’s 205 different ways to greet one another, 205 ways to show triumph and, conversely, 205 ways to show despair. Or put another way, it’s 15,000 athletes and millions of spectators all trying to communicate with one another.
Cultural theories and frameworks abound on the topic of cross-cultural communication, but here is a lighthearted survival kit for anyone who wants to enjoy the experience to the fullest:
1) Let’s get this one out of the way. British nationals can come across as a [...] Read More