We’ve interviewed people who came from “literally” all over the world. We did not have the intention of meeting people from around the world in order to convey the notion that “at the core, all people are essentially the same.” But, after many interviews, this is a point that I have heard echoed time and time again.
Recently we met a man who espouses such ideas. Bryan Sherman, American born and raised, now calls Tokyo home. He explains what he believes is the true meaning of the word “Global mindset” – a meaning which tends to be misunderstood or not understood at all by most people.
In a national Japanese magazine interview that was published in 2015, we read with intrigue what Bryan was quoting as saying,
“What you need when you communicate with people from abroad is to find within yourself the way to make a personal connection and not simply eye them with preconceived notions about how such a person from such a country should be....