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Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide [Paperback]

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Pages   167
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.9" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Intercultural Press
ISBN  1877864706  
EAN  9781877864704  

Availability  106 units.
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Can a single book prepare you to cope with cultural differences around the world?Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide can with its self-training approach Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures and The Art of Coming Home, uses his knowledge and creativity to make this an exceptional resource. Universal and easily applied to everyday situations, this book is for anyone who wants to understand those who are culturally different. Educators, trainers and individuals will profit from this user-friendly workbook, as readers can work through their exercises on their own or in a group.Figuring Foreigners Out is one of the few books that individuals can work through and, without the aid of a structured training program, effectively prepare for dealing with cultural differences. It is high-priority reading for anyone working with foreign cultures overseas (expatriates, diplomats, study abroad students, volunteers, missionaries or military personnal) or at home (at work, school or in the community). Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 What is Culture? 2 Building Blocks of Culture 3 Styles of Communication 4 Culture in the Work Place 5 The Cross-Cultural Perspective Epilogue Recommended Reading

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Craig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm specializing in seminars on cross-cultural adjustment and repatriation. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books, including Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians and the bestselling Cross-Cultural Dialogues, The Art of Crossing Cultures, and The Art of Coming Home. Having lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he lives now in Maryland. For more information, please visit his website:

Craig Storti currently resides in Westminster, in the state of Maryland.

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Great practical look at international culture  Jun 27, 2007
I find that this book gives you a very practical approach to a complex subject. I would recommend this to anyone exploring international culture for either business or pleasure!
Practical Says It Best  Mar 24, 2006
I was required to purchase Storti's "Figuring Foreigners Out" for an anthropology class. The book gives relatively little anthropological information, when compared with other loftier textbooks. However, the quality of the information is still high.

Perhaps the most important selling point of Storti's book is its practicality. Storti truly teaches with short chapters and dozens of accompanying exercises. His exercises often prove his anthropological points as well or better than the informative section of each chapter. It's excellent for personal use or use in a cross-cultural effort. I highly recommend it for anyone doing short- or long-term global work.
Figuring out your culture attitude by answering questions  Oct 8, 2000
Quite good book. Storti takes the majors contributions of the seminal authors as Hofstede, Trompenaars, Hall and others and puts theirs theories in useful exercises (questionnaires, dialogues, quotes, etc.) Well organized, this book is target to a personal expatriation experience usage. The book focus heavily on the most tangibles cultural patterns, such as the communication issues, using a non- cultural or social expert vocabulary. In consequence some readers will feel perhaps a tendency to over simplify the more complex social reality. But surely this approach was assumed by Storti who aimed to create a expatriation preparation toll to be use mostly by managers. Having in mid this goal this book is quite a good concretization. Its also a good starter in the challenging cross culture filed.

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