Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France [Polly Platt] on If I was to buy just one book, it would be this one “French or Foe?. Polly Platt’s title French or Foe? is more timely than ever, as the Franco. American alliance frays a little more with each day, the exchanges more vitriolic than. Polly Platt was an American author specializing in books related to Americans living or working anger and disorientation culled from the seminars became the centerpiece of Platt’s bestselling book on French culture, French or Foe?.
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A mericans love new ideas, new adventures. Some things seem different, some for better and some for worst. S o, in working with the French, Americans tend to get impatient. Polly Platt was a platr in New York before moving to Paris inwhere she founded Culture Crossings, a cross-cultural training organization for corporate executives and their spouses.
Culture Crossings- Travel – pages. It’s just common politeness.
Subscribe to receive updates about DiscoverFrance. France Paris Provinces Colonies. This book completely changed my impression and understanding of French people and culture.
Much more fun than I anticipated.
Jun 07, Kari rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Though the book is designed primarily for people who will be living or working in France for extended periods, the lessons Platt teaches about manners, attitudes, and culture are invaluable for even those visitors just passing through. If you follow Ms Platt’s advice and heed local social norms like pointing with your entire hand, not one finger you not only can “fit in” but her simple suggestions can prevent you from appearing rude– and to avoid being rude is never a bad thing, no matter where in the oolly you find yourself!
No eBook available Amazon. P olychronic in their soul, the French adapt to monochronic time pressures when obviously appropriate; these days, they show up for meetings on time in their big multinationals and when negotiating with the famously time-obsessed monochronics.
I think there was plenty of useful info about the French in there. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I also think that a lot of the analysis is a bit outdated. This book answered some questions about French culture that I didn’t even know I had. Author Polly Platt passed away December 26, Luckily nothing much was going on. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. President Chirac has said on television that he never goes to sleep without reading Apollinaire. Their time is a taut ribbon, segmented and rigourously scheduled, while for the French, time simply flows.
The book says that every French meal is considered like a sacred ceremony, that people don’t like to share recipes because it’s considered like a family secret. Sep 14, Felipe rated it liked it. Page on the power of papal interdiction “going to Canossa” reverberates still. Is a very interesting insight to French Life and behavior. Morgan King live look Louis XIV lunch Madame marvel math means meeting Metro Minister Minitel minutes late mistakes monochronic monsieur mother never Paris Parisians political Oplly Platt polychronic President quarkochronics restaurants Saint-Gobain smile someone strangers street talk television tell there’s things told waiting wine woman word Yves Montand Yves Saint-Laurent.
The author does a nice job of describing the nature of French culture to shape actions and responses Paperbackpages.
I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? They prefer analyzing and analyzing before committing themselves. They groan, “Analysis paralysis! Perhaps they were just more sociable than Platt would have us believe.
We got this as preparation for a trip to France, and I found that it explained quite a bit. Unfortunately, the attempts at explaining and clarifying to Patt the French worldview were lousy. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
In contrast, French or Foe offers a realistic look at the differences in world views between Americans and English among others and French. But why is his head so bare in the middle of summer? Mar 03, Dayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 19, Matt rated it really liked it. I suspect this is largely for people of a higher social echelon than mine, but it was still very entertaining, engaging, and enlightening.
Americans, Germans, Scandinavians, Swiss, Canadians, Dutch and Britons are strict monochronics; the rest of the billions of the world’s inhabitants are polychronics in varying degrees. Polly Platt’s title French or Foe?
Platt reveals about French culture seems to be outdated and of little relevance to the middle Polly Platt’s book is a mixture of valuable insight and eye-rolling pompousness.
Everyone should read Polly Platt’s books and take a few French lessons before they go to France, if they want to get the most out of their time there. Anybody thinking about living or working in france or who is already living here MUST read this book. The third edition tells what happened to various French heroes such as Jean-Paul Belmondo and Yves Saint Laurent and describes events like the reburial of Alexandre Dumas in the Pantheon, the French hall of fame.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Feb 15, Mark Terry rated it liked it. It’s a sort of controlled anarchy that is sometimes enjoyable but never when you have to deal with the administration.
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