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The Culture Map

Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
Written by: Erin Meyer
Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2016 Erin Meyer (P)2019 PublicAffairs

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Helpful and well-read

I manage a small team of people with various workstyles and cultural backgrounds. This book is well-written; Erin Meyer covers the material very well, and Lisa Larsen is an excellent narrator. The pace and intonation of the audiobook are excellent. I also bought a hard copy so I could easily review the visuals instead of referring to the PDFs that come with the audiobook.

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Highly interesting and useful

Easy reading/listening. Extremely interesting content and even more important now that global teams will (almost) become the norm.

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  • SHERIF M TARIQ
  • 2020-10-15

Insightful, fun, and educational

Growing up in the Middle East, I found it both shocking and surprising how different Americans were in the way they related to others. Now I know why, and also why I had such a hard time adjusting to American culture. This book does a fantastic job of showing with lots of fun, surprising, and embarrassing anecdotes why people from one culture struggle to relate to and do business with people from other cultures and vice versa. I’ve spent decades talking to people from other cultures but it wasn’t until I read this book that I finally understood why and how to avoid some of the embarrassing mistakes I’ve made trying to make connections with folks from different cultures. If you’re traveling to another country for business or pleasure, read this book before you even get on the plane. The book was entertaining, educational, surprising, and informative. Excellent narration. Definitely looking forward to listening to it again and again.

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  • Cherry Shaw
  • 2020-09-22

Full of wisdom and practicality

Great book. An essential read for anyone living or working in a multi-cultural context.

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  • Andrew van Ingen
  • 2020-09-09

Simply complex!

Actually, the author presents several complex differences in a very clear way. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Ahamd
  • 2020-08-24

Great insight

Great insight to behaviors that sometimes seems disrespectful and aggressive behavior in multinational teams interactions

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  • Nitendra
  • 2020-07-05

Excellent read for leaders at all levels

excellent read, it help us understand how culturally different we are still at core we are all humans. How to understand different culture and adapt is key.so within same country like India you will find people with different culture depending on which part of the world you are coming from Industrial or agricultural.

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  • Joana M
  • 2020-06-30

so much exolatined

this book is really good! If you work in an international environment you will see many things explained. the audio is easy to follow.

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  • Tumtum
  • 2020-04-01

99.9% amazing

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-31

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
  • 2020-02-24

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-31

Simply brilliant

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