The Accidental Business Nomad

A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet

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Pub Date 16 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2021
Nicholas Brealey US, Nicholas Brealey

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An unvarnished, story-driven, practical guide to working across cultures. The book features real stories of companies going global, warts and all. Each is a fascinating object lesson the cultural realities and unexpected surprises of modern globalization. Readers will learn:

Why up to 70 percent of international ventures fail due to cultural issues, and how to avoid becoming a casualty How a leading American ticket sales and distribution company imploded in its China expansion How to navigate the invisible language of cultural misunderstandings Cross-cultural communications skills everyone in business needs to know The art and science of personality profiling and quick short-cuts to understanding people What outsourced call centers can teach us about the future of global communication How to find inspiration and innovation in the most unlikely of places

An unvarnished, story-driven, practical guide to working across cultures. The book features real stories of companies going global, warts and all. Each is a fascinating object lesson the cultural...


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A great handbook for soloprenuers, remote workers with the travel bug, or those looking to travel the world while still maintaining an income.

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Truly fantastic book on practical experience in building international teams with the focus on Asia. I have enjoyed reading. Building a team is a tough task from my own experience. Building a team that consists of members from different cultures is twice more complicated (especially if they are remote!) I have learnt how to leverage cultural differences, how to build teams and profile candidates for the job, how to learn about oneself and adopt to different reality. Being an expat myself, I have learned all this a tough way and this book shows that all of us are going through transformation. The world is going to globalization and even without leaving your own country you will have to adapt global mindset.

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Having spent over 20 years working across-cultures I can certainly relate to the cultural issues in doing business in the global environment. Kyle's book perfectly delivered on that promise to overcome cultural differences. The Accidental Business Nomad is a must read book for everyone who is working in the multicultural environment. Funny, inspiring, informative and entertaining. Truly fantastic book on practical experience in building international teams.

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