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The Culture Map

Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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In this long-awaited brand-new audiobook recording, an international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.

Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out.

In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business, and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice.

©2016 Erin Meyer (P)2019 PublicAffairs

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To take with a pinch of salt

Good book. As a cultural hybrid myself I can relate to most of it quite well and it does provide you with some great insight.
Some of it isn't quite true compared to my experience.
Also, I'd be careful as her sample seems to consist mainly of her international student body. Teaching at one of the top ranking business schools in the world, I'm not sure how authentic the results are and how much they apply to 'normal' people.

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Great book

I recently moved from Brazil to UK, for a new job. Moved with my family, so it’s a new job for me and new life for us. The book was so useful to understand some situations that I already experienced in my professional life, working with multicultural teams and I’m sure it will help me deal better with my new life.

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Fascinating way of understanding cultural challenges

Erin has a great approach to help us understand different cross cultural challenges. Her methods explain how to deal with different situations in a structural way and concrete manner. As an Indonesian who was born and raised in Indonesia with an eastern family tradition - lived in India, Turkey, and now in France and work regularly in the UK, I encounter these cross cultural challenges in everyday’s life. After listening to this Culture Map audiobook, I feel like I am given the tool to handle the frustrations caused by these cross cultural challenges. Erin offers strategic solutions to be applied effectively in dealing with those challenges. Best audiobook of the year. Thumbs up and bravo Erin!

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  • 01-04-20

99.9% amazing

.1% is associated with tooooo many examples. other than that I definitely recommend to everyone.

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  • 31-03-20

Good for anyone dealing with another culture

As someone no longer involved in corporate culture or management, I still found this book very interesting and wish I had listened to it earlier in my working life

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  • TechBuyer87
  • 24-02-20

Meh

Totally ignores the fact that some cultures are objectively better than others at some things. Like the section on reasoning. Yes that isn't PC to think but let's be real. If it stated the purpose as to understand cultures then it would be fine, but it presents all approaches like they are equal, like I should follow them.

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  • 31-01-20

Simply brilliant

I'm totally in love with this book. The perfection of storytelling, plenty of curious facts, clear and useful advices.

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  • Missy Szkil
  • 03-01-20

Extremely Helpful and Enlightening

This book is for anyone who works with / interacts with people from other cultures... so everyone! If nothing else, it will make you think about your interaction with others differently. Highly recommend!

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  • Dear Samm
  • 04-12-19

SOOOO HELPFUL

This book was incredible. I was enlightened in so many ways. I’ve lived over seas and this reminded me of the struggles but gave positive language and insight to explain things I never could.