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Developing Global Talent

Contents Introduction

Ask yourself this question…what is the difference between globalization and internationalization? Many people incorrectly view globalization in the limited sense of “domestic” versus “overseas.” In Developing Global Talent, renowned globalization expert Ikuko Atsumi takes you on a journey where you get to see the world as an integrated whole. In this journey, you learn how to take a bird’s eye view of the world in order to categorize people by moral, legal, religious, and mixed codes. You will gain a deeper understanding of globalization, and be given tools to be successful in today’s world. Ikuko Atsumi, who is of Japanese origin, provides in-depth insight on how the Japanese have failed to understand the true meaning of globalization, and proposes grouping countries by the above codes rather than viewing countries as individual units. This may lead to counter intuitive groupings such as countries from Asia and South America, but doing so enables a more accurate understanding of what motivates people from various regions or countries. Developing Global Talent is a must-read for anyone that is involved on a global level. In this book, you will learn how to embrace a Zen-like approach in developing your way of thinking to accurately observe the world around you. You will be equipped with a cultural world map that provides the tools for understanding people all over the world.

About the Author

Ikuko Atsumi is the Director of the Institute for Global Education and President of Global Education Inc. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, she was appointed as an assistant professor at her alma mater, and then went on to become a researcher at Harvard University. In 1983, Atsumi established a consultancy in cross-cultural management training in the suburbs of Boston – the first of its kind in the U.S. Her training program gained fame after being featured in Time magazine, and the firm started providing personnel training and global market strategy solutions to numerous blue-chip U.S. corporations. Atsumi’s corporate clients have included top Fortune companies such as IBM, Ford, Xerox, and Bausch and Lomb. For 15 years, she was in charge of executive training at DuPont Worldwide and United Technologies. Many corporations have adopted the Cultural World Map developed by Atsumi as a basic tool for their global education programs. In 2001, Global Education Inc. entered the Asian market with the opening of its Singapore office. Since returning to Japan in 2007, Atsumi has continued to provide global talent training programs for major Japanese companies, while also promoting global education for children. She currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Education Subcommittee of the Japanese nonpartisan national policy think tank National Vision Society.

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