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All the recent hullabaloo over the fascinators worn at the Royal Wedding made me think of the American upper crust. The Social Register once consisted of the "400", those "old money" families like the Astors and Vanderbilts. The 1930s introduced the socialite; the newly rich and those who married into money.
From the Economist
The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to billions of shoppers worldwide. Will that effort take hold, or will it unravel in a recriminatory tangle of misguided expectations and broken promises?
Culture can have a profound influence on negotiating style.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Stewart Brand
One of many debates between luxury executives, this time at the Sofitel Shanghai