The Multicultural Mind: Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization

  • 3h 57m 14s
  • David C. Thomas
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2016

Globalization has created a superheated competitive business environment that demands innovation to stay ahead. But it's also created a hidden source of innovation right in your midst: the people in your organization who have deep experience in more than one culture—multiculturals. Having to integrate different cultural frameworks has enabled them to develop abilities that can contribute powerfully to building innovative organizations.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One: A Resource Hiding in Plain Sight: Multiculturals and Innovation
  • Chapter Two: Why Mexicans Speak Spanish: Sources of Cultural Identity
  • Chapter Three: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child: How Confronting Cultural Differences Results in a Multicultural Mind
  • Chapter Four: Neoricans, Mexican Americans, and Catalan Spanish: The Many Ways in Which Individuals Experience and Manage their Multiculturalism
  • Chapter Five: Singing Sea Chanteys Does Not Make You a Sailor: Language and Multiculturalism in an Organizational Context
  • Chapter Six: Where are You From—Really? Observable Differences and Developing a Multicultural Mind
  • Chapter Seven: I am Feeling Very Olympic Today, How About You? The Influence of the Situation on Multiculturals and Innovation
  • Chapter Eight: I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends: The Roles of Multiculturals in Teams and Organizations
  • Chapter Nine: The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few: Leveraging the Skills of Multiculturals and Building an Innovative Organization


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