In such a busy and crowded marketplace, most people and organizations don’t have time to learn about what other places are really like. When you haven’t got time to read a book, you judge it by its cover. We all navigate through the complexity of the modern world armed with a few simple clichés: Paris is about style, Japan about technology, Switzerland about wealth and precision, Tuscany about the good life, and most African nations about poverty, corruption, war, famine and disease. These clichés and stereotypes – whether they are positive or negative, true or untrue—fundamentally affect our behavior towards other places and their people and products. Some quite progressive countries don’t get nearly as much attention, visitors, business or investment as they need because their reputation is weak or negative, while others are still trading on a good image that they acquired decades or even centuries ago, and today do relatively little to deserve.
The book is written in a practical language which is easy to understand from a managerial viewpoint. " - Sage Journals
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These clichés and stereotypes—whether they are positive or negative, true or untrue—fundamentally affect our behavior towards other places and their people and products.