Mexicans & Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code (Paperback)
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Mexicans & Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 14/05/2004
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Whether negotiating a delivery date, launching a local franchise or renting a car in Mexico City, speaking the language and knowing the rules of business are not enough. In any culture where yes can mean no-or sometimes maybe-even giants like Wal-Mart and IBM can make costly mistakes. Mexicans and Americans gets to the heart of our differences and lays the groundwork for cultural fluency. Here is a humorous and insightful firthand look at how to succeed in working with Mexicans-on either side of the border. Steeped in the richness of Mexican culture and history, Ned Crouch helps us understand the most critical elements that determine what works and what doesn't when Mexicans and Americans come together in business: out different views of time and space, and our construction and use of language. He debunks the manana stereotype and offers specific advice on how to cross the cultural divide that separates us.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781857883428
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 401 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I wish I had known all this stuff when I was working in Mexico. -- Gary Simon, President of Sigma Group and Former Executive with El Paso Energy
This should be a textbook worth credit hours...it reads like an adventure novel. -- Peter D. Olsen, Ford Motor Company
Very well written, both as prose and from the ripening of long experience. -- Doug Stuart, Ph.D.,Training Manager USA, IOR Global Services
You've got a hit on your hands. It should be required reading for all MBAs at Harvard Business School. -- I.C. Bupp, Ph.D., former professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and author of Energy Future and Light Water
With U.S. and Mexico business leaders interacting more, both need to better understand subtle and not-so-subtle cultural differences. * Grand Rapids Press *
Thank you, Ned, for a work that helps bridge the narrowing cultural space that still separates our countries. Your solid experience of doing business in Mexico and the United States permeates these pages. -- Miguel Leaman, Mexican Trade Commissioner, Chicago

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