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Walking on Ice: An American Businessman in Russia

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews

Everything is difficult and everything is possible!
"Walking on Ice is MANDATORY reading for all who contemplate a tour of duty whether government or business in Russia or who have worked there... it brings back memories and cannot put it down. With insight, understanding, and a rare degree of humor, Fred Andresen tells us about working with the Russians."
Paperback, 164 pages
Published September 22nd 2007 by Outskirts Press
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Gary Dale Cearley
We always hear that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, in this case Frederick Andresen’s Walking on Ice: An American Businessman in Russia is no exception to the rule.

Lately I have been getting lots of books that seem to be about subjects that aren’t very related to their titles. When I first picked up Walking on Ice I expected to read much about the business climate in Russia and the economic changes that the country has been undergoing since the fall of communism in 1989. In fact, Fred
Frederick R.
Jun 28, 2010 Frederick R. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I am reading "Walking on ice" for the second time. It feels like I am invited to an endless festival of Russian culture, like a medley of films, ballets, and art shows, or like "pictures at an exhibition" comparable to the Ravel's orchestration of the famous piano suite by Mussorgsky. The author's intellectual interplay with the men and women of Russia is a thoroughly enjoyable cross-cultural experience. A witty and sincere reflection on the author's many years of living in the land and doing bu ...more
What I learned,

The 5 Ps to Business

Perspicacity - Understanding

Russians except roadblocks and delays and things to go wrong. They also very resourceful and doing is business is more about relationships. They are very careful to ensure the responsibility for failure is not on them

It was fine. I wish it had more advice on doing business in Russia and less commentary on how much the author enjoyed Russia. Advice sections were small. Read too much like a blog. Essays in back were better than the rest of the book.
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