I've been privileged to work with many amazing partners around the globe. So often kindred spirits with a passion for games, technology and putting smiles on faces. So while generalisations must be understood for what they are, this piece from the Harvard Business Review by Erin Meyer caught my attention.
When I think back to those relationships, where market pressure, creative passion, language barriers so often were a factor. It was the relationship that counted for so much in joint success. Adapting style and understanding how best to frame the ongoing discussions was critical to success. Reflecting now across the differences in approach Erin's piece bears remarkable similarities to my experiences. Please take a look as one of the best guides for effective overseas business that I've seen.