Why are Americans so impatient?


My answer to Why are Americans so impatient?

Answer by Ken Larson:

We are culturally wired to get things done and get them done now. We spend more hours at work as a result and not always productively.

As I traveled in other countries and negotiated with their cultures, they marveled at how I wished to fly into town, sit down and get it done and leave the same day or the next at the latest.

Most of the countries I visited in Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere wished to socially interact, show me some hospitality for a day or two and then talk business. They were uncomfortable in doing so without getting to know me personally and quite honestly thought I was nuts for not taking more time off and working a 60 hour week.

The answer to your question is simply a very unique American work ethic that I found over 36 years was not a very healthful one.

Why are Americans so impatient?


About rosecoveredglasses

2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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