Some guy at work was telling me about some of the differences in Japanese business culture. How you never really knew whether someone liked you or not. How people were so polite…but quick to stab you in the back. How you had to be paranoid about saying something the might possibly maybe be considered even slightly indicative of making your team look bad. How criticism had to be almost invisible.

Hey, I said. That’s like working in a big group of women.

While I work with women now, it’s nothing like it was at Wells Fargo, where it was mostly women. Yah, I like mixed groups best. Less backstabbing and fewer fart jokes.