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Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World by Vinod Sankaranarayanan

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Chapter 6. Culture

The word culture has its origins in Roman times from Cicero, who coined the term cultura animi, or “cultivation of the soul.”1 As it was redefined in the 20th Century by anthropologists, culture has come to mean the ideas, customs, and social behaviors of a particular group of people. When two groups of people meet over any intense social activity, there will be fireworks. Think back to any wedding you have attended. While it’s a moment of celebration for those attending, it almost seems like an ordeal for those organizing. People from different walks of life, distinct beliefs and life stories come together to create an orchestra of dramatic proportions.

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