Perhaps more than any other East Asian country, Korea adheres to the traditional collectivist and Confucian traits of harmony, hierarchy, status and proper behavior. In Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living and Working in Korea, Robert Kohls demystifies Korean culture for people who encounter it in business and in everyday life. The book explores Korean modes of thinking and behaviors in juxtaposition to American society. Learning to Think Korean discusses the cultural patterns and practices of the workplace and goes beyond business interaction as the book explores Korea's culture of private life, providing notes on proper etiquette in non-business settings and Korean history and social customs. Understanding the complex tapestry of influences, tradition and deep cultural values inherent in Korean society is essential to effective and mutually rewarding intercultural communication.
L. Robert Kohls' relationship with Korea covers more than fifty years, from reconstruction to the present. Cited as America's Leading Interculturalist, he is an award-winning trainer, educator and consultant. He has lived, worked and traveled in more than 90 countries. He is the author of the best-selling Survival Kit for Overseas Living as well as several other books.