A superb viewpoint on why East and West are different. Absolutes vs Contextual thinking. "Paradigms are Human constructs, cultural creations and not natural phenomenon. So it's all subjective."
When applied to business and IT management, I can't help but to wonder whether it is one of the factors why certifications and processes like CMMI, OPM3, PMI etc doesn't quite get the level of adoption and benefits as purported. Enjoy.