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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
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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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.

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©2016 Erin Meyer (P)2019 PublicAffairs

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good book for understanding cultural aspects

The stories were very helpful in bring out the different aspects clearly. The eight aspects provides a good structure to understand the topic better
1) Communicating: low-context vs. high-context
2) Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback
3) Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first
4) Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical
5) Deciding: consensual vs. top-down
6) Trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based
7) Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoids confrontation
8) Scheduling: linear-time vs. flexible-time

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You should read it

Very unique approach, novel objective content, analyses the issue deeply and will provide good reference.

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Great book. Lot of insights

Loved the book.

The book helps to decode the parameters which constitute culture, and helps understand how and why different countries are on different places on these parameters.

Not only does it help in understanding about other cultures, but the realisation on the different parameters and how my own culture reacts to it was very insightful.

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Insightful Book with great details, and examples!

Thanks to Erin for writing this amazing book after a lot of experience with people from around the world and the research on their culture. I can say that "The Culture Map" can now be a reference for me to work effectively with team members or colleagues from different parts of the world without assumptions/confusions. Each and every example in the book counts, helps us re-assure our understanding. The contents are very well structured and organised in the right sequence that helps the reader to digest it easily.

Thanks to Lisa Larsen for the wonderful narration that helps to absorb the essence of the book as it is!

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Very insightful on cultural differences

The content of the book is very impressive and insightful on the differences between cultures around the world. Although many bigger and diverse countries like India may have internal cultural differences as well. Nevertheless the book covers a wide variety of important cultural aspects and maps these aspects of cultures relative to one another. Very useful for anyone working in a multicultural environment.

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Beautifully explains cultural differences

Easy ready with multiple real life examples on the different approach each culture uses to handle a given situation, a great read for a someone working in a Multi cultural organisation

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Excellent Book on Cross Cultural Understanding

Must read for all who manage cross cultural teams. Great content by Erin and Excellent narration by Lisa.

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Such a lovely insight

The book is very well written and narrated.
You can co-relate to every single person with whom you interact in office and understand their culture to communicate and collaborate better

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