This is a list of books we recommend as good resources for furthering your ICI Journey. The links take you to the books on our Amazon affiliate store.
Expand Your Borders: Discover Ten Cultural Clusters
By David Livermore
In Expand Your Borders, you have a compilation of the most important information for improving your CQ Knowledge—your understanding of key cultural similarities and differences. Rather than rehashing the overused stereotypes of Indians versus Brits or Koreans vs. Brazilians, this book provides you with a macro comparison of the most significant cultural similarities and differences you’ll encounter as you travel across today’s multicultural environment—at home and abroad. Expand Your Borders takes you on a whirlwind tour across ten cultural clusters around the world.
Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are (Audiobook)
By David Livermore
Taught by an international adviser to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and governments, this eye-opening course reveals how you can actively improve your cultural intelligence in an increasingly globalized world. Based on ground-breaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.
Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally
By David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson
Cultural Intelligence helps readers develop a mind-set that can be applied to any number of countries, cultures, and business situations. It is a systematic way to approach the tremendous variety of interactions and challenges that business people must face around the world - much easier and more realistic than documenting every trait of every culture and preparing to cater to each. This book presents a three-stage process for becoming culturally intelligent. These steps involve learning the fundamental principles of cross-cultural interactions, such as what cultures are, how they might vary, and how they affect behaviour; practicing mindfulness and paying attention in a reflective and creative way to cues; and developing a repertoire of behavioural skills that can be adapted to different situations.