I had to laugh at myself this morning. While meeting with my technical support team, I complimented a key individual and referred to him as "my man in Havana". Seconds later, I realized that my comment had no meaning due to our cultural differences! Having grown up in northern Minnesota ... deep in the heart of America, I often use cultural phrases. However, my friend and key technical support person lives in Bangalore and grew up in India. He had no idea what I was talking about!
Thus, I quickly took time out from our technical discussions, and gave a short lecture about secret agents, old black and white movies, and why it was a compliment. After our meeting I emailed my friend two links (given below). Welcome to the global work force!
Our Man in Havana: