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Unformatted text preview: identity and loyalty.” • Long Term Orientation o Five Economic Dragons: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore Thrift, saving, perseverance, patience, and self-denial to benefit the group Long-term orientation The Analects of Confucius, Chapter 4, Verse 16 • “The profound person understands what is moral. The small person understands what is profitable.” Singapore • Small island country • Population: 2.9 million • Multiracial, multicultural society, 78% Chinese • Education and economic level comparable to the US • Confucian philosophy and collectivism credited with economic status\ Finding the Golden Mean • “Unfortunately, the individualist genie, once unloosed, cannot be easily coaxed back into the lamp…” • “Singaporeans must themselves find the golden mean that suits their circumstances for, in the end, they can only be their own selves.”...
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