if you saw an anglo-saxon & a french person side by side you would n't necessarily 'see' any differences... but believe me there are a few.... what the heck am i talking about???
I think therefore i am (french) we don't plan we just do it! (american)
the above two statements are extreme caricatures. but ... when you want to get a project off the ground in france you have to think, plan, think, plan...and eventually you may actually launch the project!
In the anglo-saxon world; great idea, let's do it!