Lessons in Communication by Douglas P Menelly
A Study of the Integration of Western Business Philosophy and Chinese Culture

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"“Providing deep and well-sourced insight, Douglas pierces through the misconceptions
about doing business in China. He makes great strides in reducing the cultural
and communication gaps between China and the West. A truly insightful read
on what it takes to be successful in the world’s second-largest economy.”
Shaun Rein
Founder, Managing Director, China Market Research Group
Columnist for Forbes and BusinessWeek
Dr. Charles Wang, PhD
Director, CDI Center for Logistics
China Development Institute
“This timely book provides a unique perspective on the current state of
development of China’s business professionals. Douglas accurately depicts the
country’s current business environment, during a period of rapid transition.”
“An unsuspecting Western expat is thrown unceremoniously - from the moment
he sets foot on the shores of China - into a cauldron of dichotomous philosophies;
independent versus inter-dependent culture, direct, to-the-point versus
maddeningly indirect and subtle discourse, specific relationship-based versus an
all-encompassing Guanxi dominated business ethos, egalitarian versus hierarchical
social structure, citizen-of-the world versus hometown-centric. A Western expat
who recognizes, understands and appreciates these dichotomies and quickly
learns to maneuver his way around and through them will find success in China.”
Vis Gowtham American Executive with substantial expat experience in China/India
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About Douglas P Menelly

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Published June 23, 2010 by Xlibris. 184 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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