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Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World Paperback – June 24, 2014
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This book is a passkey that opens many doors. Using one simple principle, Clash! explain some of the most bedeviling cultural divides in our workplaces and communities. It's mandatory reading for teachers, managers, and parents who want to raise their kids to succeed in a multicultural world.
—Chip Heath, PhD, coauthor, Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work and Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard
“Clash! offers deep insights into how our cultures and culture clashes make us who we are, and how that matters for success in the 21st century. Everyone should read this book.”
—Carol S. Dweck, PhD, author of Mindset
If you fear that cultural, political, and class differences are tearing America apart, read this important book to learn how we can turn some of our differences into strengths.
--Jonathan Haidt, PhD, author of The Righteous Mind;
What a brilliant, eye-opening book! Filled with insight, and based on fascinating original research, Clash! offers a way to understand and break through some of the deepest cultural divides of our time. It's a page-turner -- fun, witty, engagingly written.”
—Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
"In these days of heedless enthusiasm for gene maps and brain scans, Clash! reminds us that human beings are, above all, culture-bearing, culture-sharing, and culture-shaping animals. This thoroughly engaging book shows that to know a person, one must know a culture."
—Barry Schwartz, PhD, author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom
"Better than any book I know, Clash! illuminates the cultural influences in our everyday lives and how they underlie the major identity clashes of our times. This delightfully written book also imparts a better understanding of ourselves.
—Claude Steele, PhD, author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
“A brilliant and highly accessible exposition of new scientific findings about profound cultural differences. As the world grows smaller and flatter, the wisdom of Clash! will prove essential for effective functioning."
—Richard E. Nisbett, PhD, author of Intelligence and How to Get It
Finally! An entertaining and scientifically rigorous explanation of how our cultures work on us and how we can work on them. Clash! is a must-read for crafting effective personal change strategies that work within and across most cultures.
—Philip Zimbardo, PhD, author, The Lucifer Effect
In the conflict of cultures lies, paradoxically, the ability to construct a self with integrity, agility, and the potential to grow in ways previously unimagined. Full of good science and sage advice, Clash! provides the evidence and strength to approach the hard question, "Who am I?"
—Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
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As the world gets smaller, people with different cultural backgrounds are colliding like never before. CLASH! reveals that a single root cause drives many of these conflicts, from global struggles between regions and nations, to everyday tensions between genders, races, social classes, religions, and even workplaces. CLASH! then shows how we can bridge these cultural divides for greater peace and prosperity. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book resonates with my personal experience as an American living and working extensively in Asia. Travel has been a great way for me to stretch out of my comfort zone and reflect on the cultural forces that make me who I am. Today, as globalization so rapidly makes Anytown look like EveryOtherTown with the same stores, clothing, fast food, movies...it's easy to feel like our differences are getting erased. The main message of Clash!, above all others, is that while we may come to outwardly appear similar to each other, driving the same cars, wearing the same clothes, and sharing the same workplaces, we need to remember how we all got here. And our experience of "being here", our goals and our aspirations, are not necessarily the same just because we assume they are.
Reading the latest headlines, the world seems to be heading in two opposing directions simultaneously. One is the march toward sameness; the other is the thunderous clash of differences and inequality. No matter where you stand and which of these roads you think you're headed, it's important to remember that our differences and diversity could be our greatest asset in meeting the challenges along the way. Clash! is a call to re-examine our selves, engage in more open and reasoned dialog with those around us, and hopefully turn the bug of diversity into a shining feature.
Clash! is a wonderful book - a must-read book. The sub-title says it all - the authors have identified the most frequent "cultural conflicts", i.e. communication challenges that we run into on an almost daily basis. They write in a clear, easy-to-grasp style. The book is enlightening and is now required reading in several of my courses and workshops.
Certainly, this is essential reading for anyone working in a global corporation.
My only gripe with this and most other psychology books are that they talk mainly from and for American point of view. This book does talk a lot of about immigrants but it discusses mostly about American people/land/institutions.
Other countries have some of the same cultural issues but no other country is mentioned or discussed the way America has been in this book. So that was a downer.