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Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values by Charles Hampden-Turner, Fons Trompenaars, David Lewis

Posted at — Jul 30, 2019

So many cartoons! Well, and graphs. Talking about things like culture is hard, so in my opinion some graph(ic)s here and there don’t hurt.

This is a structured collection of cases and stories, and by stories I mean sometimes it’s a retelling of a movie’s plot. The chapters follow a pattern: here’s one end of the spectrum, here’s the other. Here are the best and the worst things about each. And here’s a story where these two were somehow creatively combined to get the best of both worlds.

Some of these creative solutions were pretty illuminating. The main idea of the book though seems to be "insisting that your culture is the best and everyone should follow won’t get you far".


(400 pages, ISBN: 0300084978, Worldcat, Open Library)

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