The Accidental Business Nomad

A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet

By:  Kyle D. Hegarty

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ISBN: 9978-1-5293-2907-0


256 Pages

SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions

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

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Kyle D. Hegarty