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Welcome to the David Victor Vector blog. This is blog that covers religious observances around the world international affairs and global business. This blog describes religious holidays for most major religions as well as raising issues dealing with globalization, international business ethics, cross-cultural business communication and political events affecting business in an integrated world economy. I look forward your discussion and commentary on these articles and subjects. Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Counting money: Differences across cultures

I came across a fun little You Tube video showing different ways that people count money. I travel a good deal and try to watch for cross-cultural differences in nonverbal behavior, and yet I never noticed this before. Watch the clip yourself (it's short.... less than 2 minutes) and perhaps share in the comments if you have noticed these differences before yourself.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOsjV7TXoc&feature=player_embedded


  1. Speaking of counting money, I was in Argentina last month and when I tried to exchange some money they were especially picky about accepting bills that had any marks on them. I had a 100 bill that was practically new, but it had a little pen mark on it, and they wouldn't exchange it. I tried going to three different places, always with the same rejection. This was especially ironic, give the amazingly worn out bills that are used on the street.

  2. Thanks for sharing Orlando. I suspect there are many other quirks about handling money that vary from country to country too. I hope your comment inspires others to share their experiences too.