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Close Encounters of a Cultural Kind : Lessons for business, negotiation and friendship, Paperback / softback Book

Close Encounters of a Cultural Kind : Lessons for business, negotiation and friendship Paperback / softback


Richard Lewis - world famous lecturer on intercultural issues and best-selling author of WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE - has collected 50 unique, critical cross-cultural incidents during his encounters in 135 countries around the globe.

Some of these anecdotes are humorous, some are poignant, some are mysterious - all are insightful snapshots of the complex tapestry of cross-cultural business.

If you're dining with a Finn, negotiating with the Japanese or attempting to climb a mountain with a team of diffident Italians, you need this book. "Historically, 'cultural encounters' have often created wars and split people.

In this precious little gem of a book, Richard shows how beautifully cultural barriers can be overcome when people meet face-to-face.

How we, despite different outlooks, can build bridges across cultural gaps with mindful, respectful and humorous approaches.

The stories, told in a vibrant and captivating voice, ranging from thought provoking and insightful to adventurous and hilarious, are a delightful read. The charming characters of broad cultural variety bring the whole world into your hands, making hearts bond over a jolly good laugh. And frankly, - what can be better?"Marit Imeland Gjesme, Founder of CultureCatch (R), intercultural training consultancy


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray Press
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781529308136

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