Episode 13: Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden Turner biography
Trompenaars spent eight years with Shell, where he ended up working
on a culture-related project, and then worked part-time for
the company before founding the Center for International Business
The British academic Charles Hampden Turner is Trompenaars' long-term
collaborator together they founded the Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner
Their work is based around exhaustive and meticulous research.
The book which first established Trompenaars' reputation was 'Riding
the Waves of Culture' (1993).
Since then he and Hampden Turner have written 'Mastering the Infinite
Game' looking at differences in Western and Eastern values and the
'7 Cultures of Capitalism' (1995).
Most recently, the duo have produced 'Building Cross-Cultural
Competence' which argues that foreign cultures are not arbitrarily
or randomly different but mirror images of each other's
'Riding the Waves of Culture', Nicholas Brearley, London,
'Building Cross-Cultural Competence', John Wiley and Sons,
'21 Leaders for the 21st Century', 2001
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