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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Straw
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    Whatever, Hotstede is the first person to admit these dimensions do not explain everything about cultural differences and human behavior. However, it has been the basic framework used for over 20 years for much of the serious studies about cultural differences, especially in the workplace. It is OK, you can dismiss it.
    I don't know if I'm dismissing it as much as saying I don't really want it to be true or want to know...but then as it isn't really...it's all good.

    Many people have found the framework a valuable way to understand diferences in behaviors.
    Not saying they haven't.

    For example, at the end of a class what happens when you ask, are there any questions?
    They used to want to talk to me about Michael Owen and football teams...also if I had any Limp Bizkit albums they could borrow.

    Generally though don't you say to them 'what do I want you to do?' and have them come back at you?

    Let me guess, dead silence.
    As per above...footy and music.

    Thais score higher on acceptance of power distance than farangs and are unlikely to question a "superior" such as a teacher. If a teacher understands this, they would know that just because students did not ask questions does not mean they understood the lesson, and a teacher could ask questions to verify the understanding of the students.
    For sure as per above...you put the emphasis on them to tell you what you want them to do. Saying 'do you understand?' is a waste of time as generally they'll just say they do even when they don't.

    Stupid stuff useless like that. Obviously of no use to teachers and educators in a foreign country.
    Common sense isn't really useless mate to be fair!


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    Re: low tide

    "Common sense isn't really useless mate to be fair!"

    Did I ever indicate otherwise?

    It is not an either or choice

    One can be educated and try to improve one's knowledge and skills and still have common sense.

    Having access to the thoughts of those who have spent their lives studying issues is not a bad thing, in my opinion.

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    Re: low tide

    Something that's always irked me a little (but never enough) Jack, is that I'm not entirely stupid but I continue to do stupid things.

    How can that be accounted for? (please include graphs)
    Or would you like to swing on a star?

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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Straw
    "Common sense isn't really useless mate to be fair!"

    Did I ever indicate otherwise?
    Yeah you said this mate:

    Stupid stuff useless like that. Obviously of no use to teachers and educators in a foreign country.
    It is not an either or choice
    What isn't?

    One can be educated and try to improve one's knowledge and skills and still have common sense.
    Yeah and one can educate one's self. Although some of the most cleverest people I've met did have some serious issues with common sense...and also knowing when you are having a laugh with them. I had a well clever mate who had to buy 'how to win friends and make people well like you' by Dale Winton Carnegie.....to me it's common sense what's in it (I read it) to him it was like a Godsend!

    Having access to the thoughts of those who have spent their lives studying issues is not a bad thing, in my opinion.
    I don't think I said it was...I'm just not personally a fan of stuff like that is all.

    I'm actually a big pie chart fan (hint hint!.

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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack
    Something that's always irked me a little (but never enough) Jack, is that I'm not entirely stupid but I continue to do stupid things. How can that be accounted for? (please include graphs)


    Notice your inevitable sliiiiide into the Geek Sector BJ....
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    A framework for unbeaching yourself in this low tide Franny:

    Last edited by Matthew; 25th July 2007 at 15:46. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by stfranalum
    isnt his non-seriousness a factor in the Uncertainty Avoidance Index?

    Id put Ken on the scale of Iceland for his UAI.
    Is this good/nice or should I start following you around on here being mean (or trying to). I well like NZ so I'm happy at the moment (feel free to lie as I won't know either way).
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    That 'star' graph Matt...really nice...quite pretty! I like it!!!
    Last edited by kenkannif; 25th July 2007 at 15:50. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: low tide

    Or, if you followed the linky above to the ultimate 'answer'...try following up
    day-to-day with the Six Sigma approach Franny:


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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew
    Notice your inevitable sliiiiide into the Geek Sector BJ
    Ta Matt. Anything I need to start doing in order to prepare?

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    Re: low tide

    ^^ Especially the "black belt" stuff Franz....JUST KICK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (JKA)

    You'll feel much better!
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    Where the f--ck do you START on that thing anyway??!?!?
    Last edited by Matthew; 25th July 2007 at 15:52. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: low tide

    Matty...I just made a post about flow charts in the Staffroom...like coincidence or what?

    I think they're wank as well to be honest!!! Quite nice colours though.

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    Re: low tide

    "Something that's always irked me a little (but never enough) Jack, is that I'm not entirely stupid but I continue to do stupid things.

    How can that be accounted for? (please include graphs)"

    Maybe you should revisit your first assumption, the one that you are not entirely stupid. If you continue to do stupid things, chances are you ain't the sharpest crayon in the box. Sorry no graphs Just common sense

    Stupid people do stupid things

    Smart people don't do stupid things (well, not as often any way)

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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    Is this good/nice or should I start following you around on here being mean (or trying to).
    id love a stalker would certainly take my mind off of thinking about how i can adapt to this fucking awful paradise


    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew
    the Six Sigma approach
    funny that you wrote that. as i write this, kids are coming in and turning in their projects- part of which is the mindmap (brainstorm) exercises. 100 bubbles are required (along with 3 drafts of 2 essays and 2 peer edits ). some groups have huge pieces of paper with 250+ bubbles. a sight to see- they make sigma look like a lemonade stand organizational flow chart

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    Re: low tide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Straw
    Smart people don't do stupid things
    Really?

    Well that settles that then.

    Thanks for the intelligent response Jack.


    PS do crayons really have to be sharp?

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    Re: low tide

    Is it okay to post or should I really draw some kind of flow chart:

    If I say this...blah blah blah...and then like little branches with all the options and that on it???

    Depends what you class as smart mate......like I said some of the cleverest (academically) people I've known....no idea how to act in the 'real' world!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stfranalum
    id love a stalker would certainly take my mind off of thinking about how i can adapt to this fucking awful paradise
    Actually I've got your number (I think) so will just randomly call you up and randomly call you names
    Last edited by kenkannif; 25th July 2007 at 16:05. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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