no paradox at all.
Personally, I have been working 22 years with Japan's high-tech
and telecom's markets, and I know somethings about it.
However, I know where my limits are.
The approach of some highly paid expatriate managers is opposite.
Some of them have been a few weeks or months in Japan and
take management decisions based on assumptions or intuitions -
and in many cases fail. I won't name them but I think most people
on this list know some very famous global companies which fell
into this trap.
As an example, I never make guesses or assumptions about
certain aspects of Japan's market - but I ask our Japanese team
members for their opinion, or we go out and ask a couple of 100
Japanese consumers about their opinion.
The success of a particular mobile service in Japan is such a
case. Seeking the (free) opinion of some random members of
this list will in most cases not give you a reliable answer.
That's all I wanted to say.
On 2007/02/14, at 15:49, Joe Bowbeer wrote:
> On 2/13/07, Gerhard Fasol <fasol_at_eurotechnology.com> wrote:
>> [...] if you need the answer to your question for serious business
>> development, then I suggest not to rely on the opinions of
> Seems paradoxical:
> Gerhard Fasol was a foreigner who said: "The opinions of foreigners
> should not be relied on."
> -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epimenides_paradox
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