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The Accidental Business Nomad (Digital Audiobook)

A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet

By Kyle Hegarty, Jeff Harding (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 23, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/16/2020)
Paperback (8/13/2024)


The Accidental Business Nomad is an unvarnished, story-driven, practical guide to working across cultures. The book features real stories of companies going global and highlights the realities of doing business overseas in a post-globalization world. Each story gives fascinating insights and lessons into the cultural realities and unexpected surprises of modern globalization.

The Accidental Business Nomad is for anyone working in a more global environment and who is looking to gain critical insights and communications skills needed for a shrinking world.

As managing director of TSL Marketing's Leadership Nomad group, Kyle Hegarty has deciphered the culture code of doing business in Asia and the fastest growing markets. Hegarty reports on his triumphs and failures, including tales where unexpected lessons abound. The result is a no-holds-barred, gritty, and unvarnished guide to doing business across cultures. Listeners will learn: why up to 70 percent of international ventures fail due to cultural issues, and how to avoid becoming a casualty; how to navigate the invisible language of cultural misunderstandings; cross-cultural communications skills everyone in business needs to know; the art and science of personality profiling and quick short-cuts to understanding people; and more.

About the Author

Kyle D. Hegarty, originally from Boston, lives and works in Singapore, where he is the managing director of TSL Marketing, a global consulting firm that helps businesses grow their sales and marketing capabilities across new markets. At TSL, Kyle runs the Cross-Cultural Leadership Division, where he helps clients such as Salesforce, Google, Lufthansa, INSEAD, Thomson Reuters, and Microsoft wrestle with global growth challenges. He is a frequent speaker and trainer around the world. MSNBC, CNN, the Straits Times, Singapore Business Review, Fortune Magazine, and other online publications have featured his work.