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Resource Book and Article reviews by the Scalability Group

The Culture Map

The Culture Map

By on Dec 29, 2014 in Greater China, North Asia, Region, Resources, South East Asia

Erin Meyer is an American professor at INSEAD who specialises in international and cross-cultural management. Her book “The Culture Map” provides business people with what is quite simply the best available guide to working or managing across cultures. A lot of Professor Meyer’s writing will sound familiar to students of Geert Hofstede, but her approach is broader,...

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Review: Trading Places

Review: Trading Places

By on Oct 20, 2014 in Greater China, North Asia, Region, Resources, South East Asia

Tim Harcourt, JW Nevile Fellow of Economics at the University of New South Wales Business School, combines great perception and intelligence with a friendly and approachable personality, so it should not be a surprise that “Trading Places: The Airport Economist’s Guide to International Business” manages to be a very enjoyable read, while imparting a mine of...

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Review: Winning in Emerging Markets

Review: Winning in Emerging Markets

By on Oct 3, 2014 in Greater China, Region, Resources, South East Asia

“ Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution “  by Tarun Khanna and Krishna G Palepu is a very useful book. It is not a particularly long book at 215 pages, and despite its brevity it is not a particularly easy read. But you should read this book. The authors, both Harvard professors specialising in international business have provided a...

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When (and why) relying on your gut is dumb – and what to do about it

When (and why) relying on your gut is dumb – and what to do about it

By on Feb 9, 2014 in Greater China, North Asia, Region, Resources, South East Asia

If you clicked on the link and have started reading this article, odds are you did because of a gut reaction – curiosity, agreement or, more likely, disagreement. For business people with appropriate intelligence, knowledge and experience, your gut is one of the most important tools you have. (I’m not going to argue with Henry Mintzberg.) It is accepted that your...

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Breakout Nations

Breakout Nations

By on Nov 21, 2013 in Greater China, North Asia, Region, Resources, South East Asia

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, by Ruchir Sharma In reviewing  this book we step away from “what to do” globally, and look at “where to do it” – and Mr Sharma’s work is a thought-provoking look at the world’s markets and their prospects. Ruchir Sharma is the Head of the Emerging Market Equities Team at Morgan Stanley, and he has produced...

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Review: Being Global

Review: Being Global

By on Oct 25, 2013 in Region, Resources

Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World – Angel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh This is another book that should be on the list for anyone doing business across borders. Written by two of the faculty of Thunderbird School of Global Management, the book certainly has a Thunderbird feel. But given the subject matter, and Thunderbird’s reputation for...

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