Friday, August 30, 2013

InterculturalCom: Hofstede's Computer Metaphor of Culture (U2-P2) Fa13

Geert Hofstede views culture as the software of the mind.

What does that mean?

What is software?
  • a list of instructions which tells a computer what to do.

All metaphorical comparisons are not perfect.  How is culture not like software?

If culture is software, who programmed us?

Source: Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind, Third Edition

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