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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. 

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©2016 Erin Meyer (P)2019 PublicAffairs

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  • 14-11-20

Finally gives me a comprehensive grasp about many different business cultures

Having lived in the UK,China and The Netherlands, worked in more than 20 countries and visited more than 50 and understanding some of the basic cultural differences and how to navigate them but this book has given me so much more knowledge and insight across many more cultures and how they work and interact with each other. It has also given me practical techniques so of which I have used in my multicultural team and wider business interactions. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand and work more effectively with different cultures.

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  • SHERIF M TARIQ
  • 15-10-20

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
  • 22-09-20

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
  • 09-09-20

Simply complex!

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

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  • Ahamd
  • 24-08-20

Great insight

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

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  • Nitendra
  • 05-07-20

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
  • 30-06-20

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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Miu S.
  • 26-09-20

The most useful information I have read in 2020

Over 20 years of travelling and studying, I have spent more of my life abroad then my home country. What I have been doing is jump in the the local culture and left my own behind, after read this book I gain lots more knowledge of each culture and I will definitely try considerly keep some of my own culture and blend it into the local community where I am. it is a good way to spread my culture to the locals too. I think this book is not only for internationa business but for everyone who is living or traveling, we shall try to connect eathtoher in person to bring understanding and a deeper communication. I am grateful that I have read it !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-20

Must read for an international corporation worker

Would strongly recommend to all international corporation workers, especially managers. Eye opening, easy to digest read.

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  • Raquel
  • 03-05-20

Incredibly valuable for business

Culture is a very important topic that is often overlooked in business. The book offers a clear and practical approach to understanding cultural differences and act more effectively

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  • Lynettekke
  • 14-03-20

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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  • Flavia Carloni
  • 09-01-20

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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  • Asta Pramuditya
  • 15-11-19

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!