‘When Teams Collide’ should become required reading for anybody managing people in the globalized workplace…’

Our Founder Richard Lewis

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Richard D. Lewis

‘The successful managers of the 21st century will be the culturally-competent ones’

Richard_D_Lewis_200CrossCulture is a division of Richard Lewis Communications, founded by Richard D. Lewis – one of Britain’s foremost linguists. He also brought Berlitz to East Asia, Portugal and Finland and spent several years in Japan, where he personally tutored Empress Michiko and five other Japanese Imperial Family members.

When Cultures Collide , his guide to world business cultures, has sold over 1,000,000 copies, is in 15 languages, and won the prestigious US Executive Book Club award. He currently lectures throughout the world on cross-cultural issues and writes prolifically. His latest book, with Kai Hammerich, is Fish Can’t See Water.

In 1997, Richard received a Finnish knighthood, for his 40 years’ experience helping Finland develop international links, including preparations for EU presidency.

In 2009, he was promoted to Knight Commander, Order of the Lion of Finland.

For further details, check out The Road from Wigan Pier.

 

Western cultures tend to be built on absolute principles of equality. But Asian cultures value relativity more, and tend to be built on principles of inequality. This is reflected in language, with many different registers in most Asian languages, demonstrating respect

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