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An updated version of the popular book based on the "How to Live in Denmark" podcast, with 8 new chapters. In this fun, easy-to-read book, Kay draws on her own experience as a foreigner in Denmark when it comes to learning Danish, trying to find a job in Denmark, and looking for a place to live in Copenhagen. She also touches on dating in Denmark, Danish drinking culture, Danish childraising, and how you can guess a Danish person's age from their first name alone. This entertaining look at life as an outsider in Denmark draws on gentle humor and can be enjoyed by both foreigners and their Danish friends.
Doing business in the US is challenging and exciting. The size, wealth, and diversity of the American market is hard to beat. But when it comes to business culture, too many Danes assume that the US is basically just like Denmark - only bigger. This can be the first of many expensive mistakes.--------Amerikansk forretningskultur er ikke altid nem at forstå, and mange danskere begår fejl, når de skal prøve at balancere amerikansk forretningsetikette og dansk forretningsetikette.Denne bog kan hjælpe dig til en bedre forståelse for den kulturforskel mellem USA og Danmark, der kan skabe problemer, når man skal arbejde sammen.
Doing business in Denmark is fun and profitable for many Americans, but they don't always understand the cultural differences between Denmark and the US. The high-energy, high confidence American way of selling can be a bit much for the Danes, who are by nature on a somewhat lower volume setting.Danish business culture also prioritizes effectiveness over long hours, so Americans doing business with Danes will need to accept that their Danish colleagues often leave the office at 3:30 or 4 in the afternoon, and take every day of their legally-required five weeks of annual paid vacation. "Working with Danes: Tips for Americans" offers insights on many aspects of doing business in Denmark for Americans.It includes many do's and don'ts of Danish business etiquette, like making sure to introduce yourself every member of the team instead of just focusing your attention on the top managers.And it talks about the lighter aspects of Danish workplace culture, such as the importance of bringing a cake to celebrate success - and no, you don't have to bake the cake. In fact, it's better if you don't. Written by a dual citizen of US and Denmark who has worked at both large and small firms in both countries, "Working with Danes: Tips for Americans" goes beyond simple business etiquette in Denmark to look at the deeper aspects of the two countries' approach to work and to creating value.It is the companion volume to her previous book, "Working with Americans: Tips for Danes", the basis of several seminars focusing on co-operation between the US and Denmark."Working with Danes: Tips for Americans" explains the Danish passion for trustworthiness and transparency, as well as the modesty inherent in "Jante Law" that can keep Danes from talking up themselves or their products. A light, informative read, the book will give you a good sense of the differences between American business culture and Danish business culture.
A humorous guide to Denmark for Chinese-language readers, whether they are tourists visiting Denmark, students in Denmark, or immigrants to Denmark. Features a special 10-page introduction for Chinese readers not included in the English edition of 'How to Live in Denmark,' focusing on the funny challenges Chinese speakers sometimes face in Denmark.
This flip book combination of Kay Xander Mellish's classic "Working with Americans: Tips for Danes" and "Working with Danes: Tips for Americans" is a fun way for both Danes and Americans to learn about each other's working culture - and take a peek at what's being said about their own way of working.Danish working culture, with its flat hierarchy, isn't always a good fit with ambitious, charismatic American bosses. Meanwhile, the American way of selling can be too emotional and aggressive for the Danes, who prefer a more fact-based, authentic approach. Americans sometimes struggle with the Danish way of doing business, which often puts the needs of employees above the needs of customers. The limited Danish work week and five weeks a year of annual paid vacation sometimes makes Americans feel that their Danish counterparts are never in the office when they need them.This guide to doing business in Denmark and doing business in the US also contains information on business etiquette, such as dining out and giving business gifts. It offers additional insights on social life in the two countries, including tips on small talk and how to make friends.The light, easy-reading tone of this book makes it an ideal guide to US business culture vs Danish business culture.
Arabic speakers living in Denmark will enjoy this translation of the popular English book, "How to Live in Denmark". This light, humorous book covers everything from daily life in Denmark to Danish holidays to childraising the Danish way. It talks frankly about the tension between pride in one's own cultural traditions and integration into Danish society. Both new arrivals in Denmark and long-term residents can enjoy the Arabic-language version of "How to Live in Denmark", which also includes a special introduction written for Arabic speakers.
Life in one of the world's most homogenous countries can be tough on foreigners. Why do Danish adults wear elf hats to parties? Should you wear one too? Why are Danish adults so kind and gentle around their friends, yet so vicious to strangers in bicycle lanes? Why is it OK in Denmark to talk openly about sex, but embarrassing to admit to ambition? 'How to Live in Denmark' is based on the podcast by Kay Xander Mellish, who has lived in Denmark since 2000. It answers these questions and many more about daily life as a non-Dane in 'the happiest country in the world'.
Working in Denmark comes with a lot of benefits - but with a lot of unwritten rules, too. Why is it so important to take a break and eat cake with your colleagues? How can you promote your skills in a job interview without breaking "The Jante Law"? Can you succeed in your career without learning to speak Danish? "How to Work in Denmark" explains some of the rules of the road in the Danish workplace, as well as how to find and keep a job in Denmark.
An updated version of the popular book based on the "How to Live in Denmark" podcast, with 8 new chapters. In this fun, easy-to-read book, Kay draws on her own experience as a foreigner in Denmark in when it comes to learning Danish, trying to find a job in Denmark, and looking for a place to live in Copenhagen. She also touches on dating in Denmark, Danish drinking culture, Danish childraising, and how you can guess a Danish person's age from their first name alone. This entertaining look at life as an outsider in Denmark draws on gentle humor and can be enjoyed by both foreigners and their Danish friends.
What should you expect in meetings and negotiations with Americans? How can you make small talk with American colleagues? What do Americans really want from a Danish manager? And why do Americans use so many exclamation points?Kay Xander Mellish is a US-DK dual citizen with working experience in both countries. In this audio book, she offers tips for Danes who work with Americans as colleagues, customers, or suppliers. (A companion volume for Americans who work with Danes will be available soon.)This entertaining, informative guide will make working with Americans more pleasant and more successful.
Amerikansk forretningsetikette er ikke altid nem at forstå, mange danskere begår fejl, når de skal drive forretning i USA og finde rundt i amerikansk arbejdskultur. Denne bog kan hjælpe dig til en bedre forståelse for den kulturforskel mellem USA og Danmark, der kan skabe problemer, når man skal arbejde sammen. Find ud af:◦ Hvad du kan forvente af møder og forhandlinger med amerikanerne◦ Hvad man snakker om med sine amerikanske kolleger – og hvad man ikke snakker om.◦ Hvilken slags leder en amerikaner helst vil have.◦ Hvorfor dine amerikanske kunder forventer, at du besvarer deres mails 24/7.◦ Hvordan man snakker amerikansk engelsk og hvordan man undgår sprogfejl.◦ Hvorfor amerikanere elsker(!) udråbstegn!
Danskerne snakker rigtigt godt engelsk, men indimellem laver de alligevel nogle fejl. Nogle større end andre. Nogle sjovere end andre.I "Top 35 Mistakes Danes Make in English" får du en oversigt over de 35 fejl en dansker oftest laver, når vedkommende taler engelsk. Der kan f.eks. være hvornår man hhv. bruger "fun" og "funny".Kay Xander Mellish står bag "Top 35 Mistakes Danes Make in English". Det er en oplagt bog for alle der er igang med at lære engelsk, alle der gerne vil forbedre sit engelsk, og måske dem der bruger engelsk enten på sit arbejde eller som rejsende.
هذه النسخة العربية من كتاب " كيف تعيش في الدنمارك" مصممة خصيصا لكل المتحدثين باللغة العربية الذين يعيشون في الدنمارك.كتاب سلس ويتميز بروح الدعابة حول أساليب الحياة في الدنمارك, ولا يحتوي إطلاقا علي أي معلومات تخص الهجرة إلي الدنمارك, أو كيفية الحصول علي تأشيرة الدخول. المؤلف لا يمثل الحكومة الدنماركية, كما أنه لايمكنه الإجابة علي أي أسئلة خاصة بهذه الموضوعات."كيف تعيش في الدنمارك": الطبعة العربية هي الترجمة المباشرة للنسخة الأصلية و المكتوبة باللغة الانجليزية بالإضافة لبعض المحتويات الخاصة, بما في ذلك الصفحة رقم 8 "رسالة خاصة بالقارئ العربي" حول التحديات التي يمكن أن يواجهها العرب والمسلمون في الدنمارك, بالإضافة إلي فصل أخر عن كيفية تربية الأطفال في النظام الدنماركي.Arabic speakers living in Denmark will enjoy this translation of the popular English book, "How to Live in Denmark". This light, humorous book covers everything from daily life in Denmark to Danish holidays to childraising the Danish way. It talks frankly about the tension between pride in one's own cultural traditions and integration into Danish society. Both new arrivals in Denmark and long-term residents can enjoy the Arabic-language version of "How to Live in Denmark", which also includes a special introduction written for Arabic speakers.
Chinese visitors to Denmark, Chinese students in Denmark and Chinese immigrants to Denmark will enjoy this Chinese-language version of the popular book 'How to Live in Denmark', based on the popular podcast. The book includes a special introduction for Chinese readers.
Life as a foreigner in Denmark, one of the world's most homogenous countries, isn't always easy. In this book Kay Xander Mellish – an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade – offers a fun guide to Danish culture and Danish manners, as well as tips on how to find a job, a date, someone to talk to or something to eat.