Understanding International Business with Richard Conrad, author of Culture Hacks
Richard Conrad, the author of the best-selling book Culture Hacks: Deciphering Differences in American, Chinese, and Japanese Thinking joins Enterprise Radio.
Richard is an American who for the last sixteen years has worked for a large US money management firm researching, analyzing, and investing in Chinese and Japanese equities.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Richard Conrad discuss the following:
- What are some of the main differences in workplaces in the US and Asia?
- Why is it important for people in these cultures to understand those differences?
- How did these mindsets and differences develop?
- What is your number one piece of advice for those who conduct frequent business across the US and Asia?
- Can you give us an example or two of when cultural differences could lead to a major business misunderstanding?
Conclusion: If you’re an American working in Asia for the first time, you may not realize that the way each culture thinks and reasons is quite different from your own, which can lead to frequent misunderstandings. Getting to know and understand the major differences in mindset and approach will help you avoid those misunderstandings.
Richard Conrad grew up in Washington, DC, studied engineering and economics at Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree in economics as a local student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Richard worked for the last sixteen years for a large US money management firm researching, analyzing, and investing in Chinese and Japanese equities. Richard is fluent in Chinese and Japanese and continues to live in Asia with his family.
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