About this Item: McGraw-Hill Trade. He lived in Seoul for six years, working as an English teacher for multinational corporations and later starting his own translation business. How, as a country, did they rebound from war, poverty and political unrest? South Korean companies and technology have suddenly conquered the world. Names and Titles Make sure your business card has your full name and your title and position is clear. Also included are invaluable lists of Korean vocabulary and helpful phrases, making this book the most important item you can pack for your trip or extended stay in Korea. Carlin, his wife and Half-Safe were picked up by a Swedish freighter and deposited in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U. The role of shame in Korean culture derives from the influence of Confucianism, which teaches that personal shame should be the basis of all morality—not religious concepts that promise punishment in an afterlife or secular laws that call for punishment in real life. But these views have been misleading. But a series of incidents involving Carlin resulted in him disappearing after three days and nights, never to be seen or heard from again. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. In addition to that, Korean culture is constantly changing, there are probably certain aspects that are not as prominent as before. The two adventurers encountered Russians, Japanese fishing nets, sea lions, technical problems, the frigid waters of the North Pacific and Bering Sea—and each other! This makes for a sloppy glossary.
Boyé Lafayette De Mente b. This authoritative guide covers everything the courteous traveler needs to know, including the importance of names and how to use them, shaking hands versus bowing, table manners for celebrations and everyday meals, and how to negotiate in Korea. This book helped me a lot during my trip to Korea. To see a full listing and description of his books, see his personal website: www. Sometimes, the person with higher status or age will initiate a handshake, without lifting yourself take it with both hands.
He is the author of more than 50 books on the business practices, cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Learning the basics about Korean culture, about Korean social etiquette and Korean business culture, will enable you to understand for the first time how Koreans think and why they work so effectively to achieve their goals. Boyé Lafayette De Mente One of the elements of the Korean mindset that often poses a special problem and danger for Westerners is the role of changpi chahng-pee , or shame, in the culture—a role that is so deeply ingrained in Korean attitudes and behavior that it is one of the primary foundations of their national character. He is the author of more than 50 books on the business practices, cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico. By agreement with Carlin, Boyé did not write his account of the crossing until five years had elapsed, to give Carlin time to get his own book published. But despite a calm and basically un-aggressive nature Boyé refused to back out.
This understanding will enhance your own effectiveness in doing business with Koreans, or in competing with them—whether in Korea or elsewhere. It is however still in useable condition, and a great read. The nature of the traditional culture of Korea made it absolutely essential that individuals become especially skilled at bargaining in virtually every area of their lives. To see a full list of his books go to:. He has also written extensively about his home state of Arizona and Mexico.
Even after being in a Korea for over six years now, I was able to learn quite a few things about Korean culture through this book. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Koreans distinguish between their own behavior and the behavior they will accept from foreigners, and these differences can be so subtle only a Korean, or a foreigner who is deeply steeped in Korean culture, picks up on them. On the morning of May 1, 1957, Half-Safe departed from Tokyo amidst great media fanfare, first from the front of the Mainichi Newspaper Building, and then from the front of the nearby Yomiuri Newspaper Building. What is the 'secret sauce' of Korean business practices and companies that make them so successful? David Lukens is a human geographer specializing in South Korea. Legs together, hands straight down on the sides. This in-depth discussion covers the concepts and principles that are integral to the Korean way of life and provides all the Korean history and insight necessary for those readers eager to learn the secrets of this resilient and burgeoning, yet little-understood nation.
With just a fraction of Japan's land area, less than half its population, and no natural resources—how have Korean companies managed to conquer the world in such a short period of time? About this Item: McGraw-Hill Contemporary, 1994. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. This is an ex-library book and therefore has stamps throughout. Koreans still live in a shame-controlled culture—which is weaker than what it used to be but by Western standards is still incredibly strong. And in yet another believe-it-or-not episode, 10 years after Boyé left the jeep in Anchorage, had spent another six years as a trade journalist in Tokyo where we were married and moved back to Phoenix, one of our friends spotted Carlin driving Half-Safe down Van Buren Avenue in the center of the city. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. About this Item: Murdoch Books, 1988.
If you are seated, then place the card in front of you not face down. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. For a list and synopses of his books go to:. To see a full list of his books go to:. For most foreigners in Korea this means relying on trusted Korean employees to provide the insights and guidelines that are necessary to maintain anshim in business settings. Chapters are broken up into sizeable chunks that are insightful and easy to read. Don't let this questionable editing mistake steer you away from this book - not only does it contain nugget after nugget of valuable information, it also contains a fantastic summary of ancient and modern Korea wrapped up in about 12 pages.