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The first person you meet when you travel abroad is yourself! Why do some people slip into a new culture easily and others stumble for footing? In this age of frequent international travel, businesspeople and visitors alike depend on acquiring new skills. Yet, feeling at ease in a new culture requires more than just skill building and knowing the customs and etiquette. At the heart of it is a clear understanding of one's own personality. In this innovative approach to understanding culture and succeeding in business abroad, Alan Cornes shows how our psychological make-up plays a fundamental part in encountering a new city, a new culture, a new environment. Culture from the Inside Out takes readers on a deeply personal journey to discover the first people we meet when stepping on foreign shores: ourselves. Cornes shows us how to learn culture-our own and others-from the inside out. By exploring self-imposed barriers and our perception of ourselves, Cornes helps us examine our tolerance for ambiguity, empathy, flexibility and sensory acuity--all elements that affect our ability to get along in unfamiliar surroundings. He inspires us to overcome cultural anxiety and suggests positive approaches to the challenges of crossing cultures. Culture from the Inside Out provides any traveler, seasoned or beginner, with effective strategies for success.
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An intercultural book about human beings Jun 6, 2006
A wonderful find. An intercultural book that is actually about human beings. I was very glad to discover this book, which addresses the very reasons I entered the intercultural field: a desire to understand myself and others from a cultural perspective and a pursuit of some wisdom on how people from different cultural contexts can build connections. Thank you Alan Cornes
An excellent primer to mastering the skill of learning Aug 10, 2004
Culture From The Inside Out: Travel - And Meet Yourself by training and development consultant Alan Cornes is a self-help guide that focuses on why and how some people adapt to a new culture easily while others find it a protracted struggle. Exploring ways by which business travelers and others can learn to not only build skills and understand new customs, but also come to a better realization of one's own personality and use that knowledge to aid one's endeavors in a strange land, Culture From The Inside Out presents solid advice in clear, accessible terms. An excellent primer to mastering the skill of learning new things quickly and fluently.