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Richard D Lewis

When cultures collide

Session on Friday, Apr 13, 12:10
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Richard D. Lewis will deliver a keynote based on his bestselling book ‘When cultures collide’. The book is his guide to world business cultures, has sold over 1,000,000 copies, is in 15 languages, and won the prestigious US Executive Book Club award.

Bio

Richard D Lewis is one of Britain’s foremost linguists. He also brought Berlitz to East Asia, Portugal and Finland and spent several years in Japan, where he personally tutored Empress Michiko and five other Japanese Imperial Family members.

When Cultures Collide, his guide to world business cultures, has sold over 1,000,000 copies, is in 15 languages, and won the prestigious US Executive Book Club award. He currently lectures throughout the world on cross-cultural issues and writes prolifically. His latest book, with Kai Hammerich, is Fish Can’t See Water.

In 1997, Richard received a Finnish knighthood, for his 40 years’ experience helping Finland develop international links, including preparations for EU presidency.

In 2009, he was promoted to Knight Commander, Order of the Lion of Finland.

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