Deconstructing Brazil: Beyond Carnival, Soccer and Girls in Small Bikinis

Deconstructing Brazil: Beyond Carnival, Soccer and Girls in Small Bikinis

by Simone Torres Costa

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Overview

Understand the Brazil of today through its multicultural history and interactions. This book transcends stereotypes and will allow you to get to know the real Brazil, thanks to the guidance of a Brazilian interculturalist, psychologist, and executive coach. It is aimed at those who seek a deeper understanding of this rich and complex culture and its impact on personal and professional interactions. An essential tool for anyone living and working in Brazil, or anyone planning to move there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993237744
Publisher: Springtime Books
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Successive international relocations throughout her adult life (both alone and with her family) have been a constant source of personal and professional growth for Simone Torres Costa. Her interest in the long-term impact of expatriation on both executive performance and family relations begins with her own journey to the USA, Sweden, Poland and Italy. After 15 years abroad, she moved back to Brazil, where she co-wrote the book The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad (Summertime Publishing, 2010), and 'rediscovered' her interest in the Brazilian culture. Being part of an international network of inter-cultural professionals has also added great value to her work in the past few years, especially when coaching executives focused on their global leadership development. Her coaching and training of international leaders offered the amazing opportunity to apply both her business and psychology background. It has also taught her about the reality of the organizations' inter-cultural challenges and how to connect theory and practice.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1-The Inter-cultural Movement; 2-Brazil Within Latin America; 3-The Invisible Influence; 4-A Case of Resilience; 5-The Colonial Legacy Today; 6-Leadership Skills in Brazil; 7-An Emerging Cultural Approach; Epilogue; Glossary of Foreign Words

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