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Navigating our interconnected world

By Allison Kooser

Opportunity International is an organization that works across borders, so communication and understanding are at the heart of so much of our work. Learning how to navigate cultural differences well makes us better leaders, better partners, and better collaborators.

This month, we are wading into these differences as we read The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer.

Meyer, a professor at the renowned international business school, Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), has written a practical guide for all of us, full of insightful information about the ways local culture impacts global interaction.

“Whether you’re a corporate or traditional diplomat, global traveler, government official, or passionate world citizen, this is the one book you should not miss,” recommends HuffPost

Written in a straightforward style, The Culture Map contains essential communication tools, engaging stories, and real-life anecdotes from around the world.

According to Foreign Affairs, “The book abounds with well-chosen anecdotes to illustrate the misunderstandings that can arise from clashing cultural assumptions, making this enlightening book a pleasure to read.” 

We can’t wait to read with you and learn more about interacting with employees, clients, and friends across cultures!

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