The iceberg model of culture reminds viewers of the complexity that culture really is. When Hofstede's six taxonomies become a bit complex to track, a quick look at this model goes far toward understanding what might have gone wrong in cross-cultural communication scenarios.
An example of how there can be misconceptions when more explicit cultures meet implicit cultures. Explicit cultures are upfront about meaning and there are not different interpretations one could take away depending on differing contexts, like in a more implicit culture.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Pellegrino Riccardi is an expert on cross-cultural communication and in this presentation discusses how our perceptions and expectations affect cross-cultural communication. He also uses examples from his life living in Norway as an Italian expat, and the cultural differences he experiences there.