The Culture Map (INTL ED): Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures


A pretty useful read for people who are working or is planning to work for a multinational company and/or team. I can confirm that the things said about the US and China are largely true, and I found myself leaning more towards the US side in terms of work communication style. Some interesting facts: in the US, people give out conclusions first in their presentations; in the UK and the nordic countries people tend not to frame things as “good job but here’s how you can make it perfect.” — only people in the US does that. And it is easy to forget those differences when you are speaking the same language. You would assume people would understand you, but maybe they won’t, unless you are aware of your own biases and people’s assumptions.