Cosa c’è nella tua valigia?

Author: Chris Naylor-Ballestreros

Language: Italiano

Summary: Un giorno arriva uno strano animale, impolverato e stanco, con una grossa valigia.
La volpe, il coniglio e la gallina sono curiosi: cosa ci sarà dentro? Secondo lo “straniero”, tutta la sua casa.

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The culture code

Author: Clotaire Rapaille

Language: English

Summary: In The Culture Code, internationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the techniques he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune 100 companies. His groundbreaking revelations shed light not just on business but on the way every human being acts and lives around the world. In The Culture Code, Dr. Rapaille decodes two dozen of our most fundamental archetypes—ranging from sex to money to health to America itself—to give us “a new set of glasses” with which to view our actions and motivations. Why are we so often disillusioned by love? Why is fat a solution rather than a problem? Why do we reject the notion of perfection? Why is fast food in our lives to stay? The answers are in the Codes. – Source: Penguin Editions

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Cultural chemistry: Simple strategies for bridging cultural gaps

Author: Patti McCarthy

Language: English

Summary: Are you fascinated but frustrated by cultural differences? Have you stood on the edge of cultural gaps and wondered how on earth to bridge them? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Working across cultures can be very challenging, both professionally and personally, but these cultural gaps can be bridged. Cultural Chemistry combines strategy with knowledge, introducing you firstly to the Four R’s – an easy, four-step process for simplifying and improving your cross-cultural partnerships – and then exploring cultural differences, by meeting people and hearing stories from all over the world. Whether you are a business traveller, an expatriate, have global clients, work in a multi-cultural team or are simply a holiday maker who wants to dig deeper, Cultural Chemistry will teach you; Why reflecting on our own culture is so important How to make a great first impression Why our assumptions about people are often completely wrong Why what we say isn’t always what is heard How to be an effective manager and motivator, whatever the culture Cultural differences don’t have to be difficult. By learning more about cultural variances and being prepared to turn off our cultural cruise-control, we really can make our international encounters both more rewarding and more enjoyable.

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In their own voice: Intercultural meaning in everyday stories

Author: Anne P. Copeland and Marissa Lombardi

Language: English

Summary: A collection of stories written by people who have moved to the United States from another country and culture. In the authentic, personal, everyday moments portrayed here and the commentary that accompanies each story, we gain precious access to the thinking and action behind the value differences that reveal themselves at work and in our daily lives. The writers describe the universal experience of those who find themselves in a new country, and reveal the intricacies and challenges of living and working across cultures. Whether you are an educator, learner, or trainer, these stories are a valuable tool for understanding the process of cultural value formation and intercultural transition. Source: Bridging the gap, Butler Communications

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