Last week, we discussed the “Second War Between the States”.
Without question, this is a war of laws and policies. However, it
is much more than that. It is a war over culture.
I am a big culture guy. I think it is the most important factor
in predicting the success or failure or any association of human
beings. Understanding the culture of a family will tell you much
more about that family than will their address, income or the cars
they drive. The culture in a company or a non-profit is
tremendously influential on how they operate and whether you would
want to associate with them or not. We have all probably worked
somewhere or at least interviewed somewhere where the company
culture was not a fit and we knew it was not a good place for
Countries and states have cultures, too. We certainly have long
had a very strong and recognizable American culture. The American
culture is not English culture or French culture or Mexican culture
or Japanese culture. It is uniquely American. And, within our
culture, many different “dialects” can be found across the country.
But, just like English spoken in Alabama is still closer to English
spoken in the… Read More