(As You Know.)

In Korea last week I had a long discussion with a BigCo CEO about the Japanese and Chinese (and Koreans). While I think I passed the implicit test, I was reminded of the obvious: We far too often spout utterly useless words like “European” or “Asian.” Maybe the Chinese and Japanese and Koreans share skin tint to some extent, but otherwise they have about as much in common as America and Albania and Afghanistan. Well, that’s hardly the case, but you know what I mean.

Implication: Eliminate the use of terms such as “Asia”—as in “the Asian management style.” Eliminate: as in zero, none, never, naught, zip.