It’s partly a cultural thing. See the book The Culture Map by Erin Meyer for more on that.
John Seiffer

Hi John- I agree that context matters a great deal — if it’s an ongoing conversation, or something out of the blue. And I also agree with the cultural piece, which I detail as well in my book Global Dexterity (which came out the same year as the Culture Map!)

Thanks for the comments!

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