- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing; 1st US - 1st Printing edition (February 23, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857880862
- ISBN-13: 978-1857880861
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,173,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Cultures Collide: Managing Successfully Across Cultures Hardcover – February 23, 1999
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Instructive and highly entertaining, an invaluable insight for the global business manager... highly recommended. As indispensable as your passport. -- Chartered Secretary
Nobody knows better than Richard Lewis, Chairman of a company with offices in more than 30 countries, that people have different cultural characteristics that affect the way they do business... An authoritative roadmap to navigating the world's economy. -- Wall Street Journal
Richard Lewis has been crossing cultures for 30 years and knows the secret of success when East and West do business. -- Asia Magazine
Simply the finest book on the market to date. -- Dr John L Keifer, Director, Centre for International Business Education & Development, Ohio University
About the Author
Richard D. Lewis is chairman of Richard Lewis Communications, an international institute of crosscultural and language training.
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Having visited or worked in 31 of the 94 countries, over the last three decades, in my business career, I can relate totally with what Richard Lewis writes about. The details given in the book are startlingly real. In each country we read about their history. The cultures and values are given their due respect. Concepts of Leadership and Status are described to readers, so that one understands how important these are to achieve a successful business relationship. This continues into sections on Cultural Factors in Communication that are a true benchmark for anyone who is learning on how and what to do in such complex environments.
The importance of understanding the basis cultures and values in countries where, say Europeans, have either migrated some years back or gone there to take up a position, is addressed with knowledge and understanding. In my experience working in African, Asian and Latin American countries, one cannot overemphasize the importance of what Richard Lewis writes about.
This edition is 2006 and is becoming a little outdated. Cultures are changing around the world and some of the statements in the book are not as accurate as they were 10 years ago.
Nice work, Mr. Lewis! Thank you!
An even a better read for those who are in contact (or expecting contact) with people of different culture backgrounds; how to conduct business, what to expect, to avoid, and most importantly to do.
Would highly recommend.