People always say companies in different countries have different cultures. I didn't agree at the first time: with the fast developing of Internet, the earth seems now to be a global village, then how come the difference?
But now I agree after seeing the difference between two companies who do same business. The two are Google.com and Baidu.com(claimed to be China's google)
Google's founders-Sergey Brin and Larry Page- were awarded the title "Men of the Year" by Financial Times (FT)
Baidu's founder Li Yanhong was awarded "Men of the year" by CCTV, the largest TV station in China.
Looks the same, right? But no.
Baidu put the news on its frontpage(attention, the front searching engine page), and opened a special column to praise its boss.
Google didn't say anything on its "corporate news" section(though it could do that), not even to say the frontpage.
In the corporate culture, Chinese companies always put the leaders in the highest postion, so there are many examples on how companies go bankrupted without their founders. But the good operations are depending on the structure and regulations, not on personals.
Here, I saw the difference.