All About American Culture

For more than 20 years I’ve worked internationally, and I’ve noticed that cultural differences don’t fade away. They still pose a challenge for Americans when working with French or German companies. In fact, even after you put language difficulties aside, intercultural misunderstandings can play havoc with your business relationships.

But I don’t want to warn you off from doing business with Americans. The opportunities are there. A bit of insight is all you need to avoid the worst pitfalls along the way to success.

Working with Americans can pose a challenge for the French and the Germans. Even though today’s managers are aware of their cultural differences, they struggle to effectively deal with them on a daily basis.

Time management, decision-making, and communication style are all parts of the American culture that cause issues for the French, the Germans, and many others. Expectations in terms of service can also vary widely.

In the “American Culture” pages of the blog you will find informative insights into the American way of doing business. I deal with lighthearted topics like why Americans can’t drive, or more political subjects like the role of guns in everyday US life. Sometimes I’ll write about current news, and explain differences or why a given topic is so important for Americans.

I am a French native, and I have lived and worked in the States since 2013. Before that, I worked in Germany for over 20 years. My French roots, my experience in Germany, and my everyday life in the United States have given me an objective outlook on how American culture affects business relations with other countries. I would like to share that with you.

I also share my knowhow and experience at international conferences as an intercultural speaker. I otherwise work as an intercultural marketing consultant and I am more than curious to discuss your projects with you here.

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