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Who Says a Harvard Education Makes You Smart?
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by Time to get serious, Charleston Meadows,
on Aug 3, 2008
A perfect example of American intercultural ignorance. Anyone who argues against foreign language (and thus, foreign culture) instruction in our public or private schools helps to engender the same stunning ignorance exhibited here, by Facebook principals. This was a $1BILLION dollar missed opportunity. How did Facebooks many so0called "smart" executives miss this train? And these are "smart" people? I think we need to redefine what "smart" means.
from the article:
"A perfect example of a cultural misconception: Mark Zuckerbergrecently said in Tokyo one of Facebook’s unique selling points is the usage of real names and photos in profiles. This may be true but it’s exactly what Japanese web users usually try to _avoid_."
You tell me, how does the CEO of a multimillion dollar corporation not figure this out? Welcome to America.