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Cultures and Organizations by Geert Hofstede
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it was amazing

This is a very good book.

There are a lot definitions of what culture and what values are. Most of them are in the form of romantic poetry, personal experience and feelings. What Hofstedes actually did, they quantified value systems, gave them names, dimensions and showed how values for different cultures differ ( or cultures for different cultures differ, which way you like :)). However the most important stuff to take from the book is the fact that even Western countries differ a lot. This is especially important for citizens of developing world, where we all believe in one, monolithic culture of the whole western society.

Although the book is based on pretty good statistical analysis, the book does not talk about it much. So it will be interesting for all i guess.
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February 14, 2014 – Shelved
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