Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians (Google eBook)

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Jan 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West, this is an indispensable book.
  

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Good points but starts going round and round the same topic again, I feel 30% of this book could have been cut without impact Read full review

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Learn why Indians shake their head 'no' when they mean yes. The sub title of this book is "Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians". The bood does a good job of that. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 Indians Westerners and the Cultural Lens
1
CHAPTER 2 Communication East and Communication West
17
CHAPTER 3 Yes No and Other Problems
35
CHAPTER 4 Management East and Management West
79
CHAPTER 5 The Deference Syndrome
91
The Language Problem
125
CHAPTER 7 Meetings and Conference Calls
139
CHAPTER 8 Women and Men
153
CHAPTER 9 Working with Indians on Virtual Teams
163
CHAPTER 10 Business and Social Etiquette
173
Epilogue
181
Bibliography
187
About the Author
191
Index
193
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Page 1 - What I say is this; and this I do not say to all Englishmen. God made us different — you and I, and your fathers and my fathers. For one thing we have not the same notions of honesty and of speaking the truth. That is not our fault, because we are made so; and...
Page xxii - Tata has helped develop a forklift, a small earthmover, a golf cart, and high-security locks. For the Indian air force, it has even designed a test jet. Over the next halfdecade, TCS plans to create a hybrid business model with 40% of revenues coming from licensing its technology and selling its own...

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About the author (2011)

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: www.craigstorti.com.

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