Mark Zuckerberg wowed his Chinese and Internet audiences when he addressed a group of students in Mandarin. That’s cool. It’s always great to see Americans who can speak more than one language.
In a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, Bill Fisher writes about “Why English, Not Mandarin, Is the Language of Innovation.”
Fisher outlines several reasons why English is widely accepted in business:
- English is the language of the Internet
- English is the international language of business
- English is the basis for popular computer languages
In San Antonio, Spanish is spoken proudly.