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Beautifying the Ugly American: How to Understand the Culturally Different -- Arabs to Zulus by Don E. Post, Ph.D.

Beautifying the Ugly American: How to Understand the Culturally Different -- Arabs to Zulus

by Don E. Post, Ph.D.

276 pages
How to understand the culturally different

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About the Book
As you have traveled, whether for pleasure, business, or governmental diplomacy, how many times have you said, "If I had only known?"

Knowledge is sometimes all that stands between failure and success of any foreign endeavor. A lack of knowledge, no matter how insignificant, can lead to failure.

As to international business, a knowledge of product and American business practice alone is not enough. You must have the ability to grasp how you and your interests are viewed through a totally different worldview lens.

Learning about another culture often seems overwhelming, but it need not be. "Beautifying the Ugly American" provides a model for understanding any other culture more efficiently.

For more than 30 years Dr. Post has been a consultant to corporations of many sizes, helping create strategies for such companies as Radian Corporation, Waste Management Internationl, Thermon Manufacturing, and many others.

In Beautifying the Ugly American, Dr. Post arms you with the "know how" to quickly sketch the basic features of another culture. This approach is extremely useful for anyone planning to work or travel abroad, whether government official, businessman, or tourist.

The book is a useful supplement to international business courses, ethnic and racial diversity studies, and all other social and behavioral science courses having a cross-cultural component.

 

Reviews
Beautifying the Ugly American is necessary reading for travelers, diplomats, and business personnel...
- F.G. Rogers
VP of International Marketing, IBM
I've used Dr. Post's book as an adjunct text in my international business course for several years and find it extremely beneficial to students.
- Joseph Kavanaugh, Ph.D.
Sam Houston State University
The lessons I learned from Dr. Post not only directly led to our success in Asia, but also helped us build cultural bridges through the world.
- R. M. Wlls, Sr. VP of International Opeations
Radian Corporation
Post brings insight, wisdom, and a wealth of experience for all who plan to travel, work, or live abroad.
- Perry McWilliams, Ph.D., Sociology/International Studies
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

 

 

About the Author
Dr. Post began his career as Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, and was Dean of the Social and Behaviorial Sciences Division and Director of International Studies at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He has over 30 years experience in foreign research, management, marketing, sales and acquisitions in Asia, Central and South America, Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. He fluently speaks Spanish, Japanese and Russian, and has a working knowledge of several other languages. His cultural research and global experience has also led him to the authorship of numerous articles and books.

 

 

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