Recommended book: “Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind”

Recommended book:


I just finished reading this book for my class of Intercultural Management, and I really liked it. There is only one thing that I don’t really understand, and that’s the Uncertainty Avoidance Index, because in my experience Latin Americans are much better at handling unknowns and improvising than say, Northern Europeans, but the book says that Uncertainty Avoidance is much higher in Latin countries than it is in Northern Europe. Will have to think about it.

Another thing I realised is that I understand now why I was able to adapt so well to living in Finland (and now Belgium): I was not raised so much as a Mexican. While growing up my home environment was much more conductive to discussion, and my parents always insisted on us being independent. I’m very glad for that.

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2 thoughts on “Recommended book: “Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind””

  1. Saludos, Yo estudio Comunicacion intercultural en Finlandia, y te puedo decir que ese libro en particular es la mejor manera de hacer estereotipos, genera el c[asico, si son asi menos yo…

    hay muchisimas otras cosas que leer pero hofstede se ha vuelto un clasico. digo no es tan malo, pero ash….

    gracias por darte una vuelta por mi blog.

  2. Te entiendo, hay varias cosas en el libro con las que no estoy de acuerdo que la persona que nos da esa clase no pudo contestar, pero al menos es bastante interesante, no?

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