Books Worth Reading from German
German and American Idioms
by Henry Strutz
Want to find out what your favorite expression translates
into? Here's the solution.
Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action
by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Everyone is talking about balanced scorecard as a management
tool. Learn about it for yourself.
Across Borders: How to Negotiate Business Successfully
Anywhere in the World
by Dean Allen Foster
This book connects cultural differences and good negotiating
skills in a way that is very useful for the global player.
Through Culture Shock: What You Need to Succeed in International
by Elisabeth Marx
by John Whitmore
A very practical and easy to apply guide to learning
how to incorporate coaching into your daily management.
for the Future
by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad
Great advice on positioning your business proactively
for the future.
Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related
by Geert Hofstede
His pathbreaking work explaining an international survey
of business practices in different cultures.
Harvard-Konzept: Sachgerecht Verhandelnm Erfolgreich
by Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton
German translation of "Getting to Yes"
amerikanische und die deutsche Wirtschaftskultur im
Vergleich, Ein Praxis Handbuch für Manager
by Patrick L. Schmidt
German translation of "Understanding American and
German Business Cultures".
Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution: Preserving Relationships
at Work, at Home and in the Community
by Dudley Weeks
A good, straight-forward guide to making conflict a
positive force in your work and life.
by Stephen C.Lunden, Harry Paul, and John Christensen
A parable designed to help us udnerstand how to make
our workplace an exciting and engaging place. Click
for the German language version.
by Paul Watzlawick
This Professor working in Palo Alto has written a very
insightful and humorous look at what any German should
know before taking up residence in the US. (It seems
to be available in the German language only.)
to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton
The Harvard concept of negotiating easily explained
by the people who developed it. (German translation
also available as "Das Harvard-Konzept".)
globale Managen: Wie man kulturelle Unterschiede im
by Fons Trompenaars
See description of "Riding the Waves of Culture".
This is in the German language version.
by Jack Mitchell
If you want some insight into the American view about
customer relationship, this is the book to read.
a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on returning to America
after twenty years away
by Bill Bryson
I first got hooked in Bill Bryson's humor and insights
into cultural differences reading "A Walk Through
the Woods". This book is really rich with insights
about the differences between the US and Europe, written
from the perspective of an American who lived abroad
for 20 years. Also available in German translation as
the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley's
by Goeffrey A. Moore
If you are in high-tech marketing, you need to read
Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
by Nancy J. Adler
Rules of Major League Baseball
by The Major League Baseball Organization
Become a REAL expert at baseball!
by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
This small, quick-to-read book explains the Ken Blanchard
method of "management by walking around",
a powerful approach to how good American managers interact
with their subordinates.
History of the United States: 1492-Present
by Howard Zinn
Interesting and informative American's view of American
by David A. Peoples
Solid hints and tips for becoming a more effective presenter,
especially to American audiences.
the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity
in Globak Business
by Alfons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden-Turner
One of the classic books about understanding intercultural
differences. (See also the German version "Handbuch
of Baseball: An Anecdotal Look at the Rules of Baseball
and How They Came to Be
by David Nemec
Want to know not only about the current rules but how
they came about? This is the book for you.
by Edward De Bono
A wonderful tool for group decision-making. Helps teams
to be more effective.
Cultural Differences: Germans, French and Americans
by Edward T. and Mildred R. Hall
New insights and practical advice on day-to-day interactions
in international business betwen these three cultures.
by Richard D. Lewis
A practical guide to better understanding cultural diversity
and how to react to other cultures.
Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
A parable about change in business and private life
by one of the authors of "One Minute Manager",
With Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
Outstanding study on the underrated effects of "soft"
skills -- people skills in the workplace.
Guide to the Americans
by Stephanie Faul
This tiny book is packed with funny AND insightful comments
about Americans from the perspective of the English.
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