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  • Experiential learning through critical incidents
  • Reliable, repeatable, and structured process
  • Quickly develop applicable skills


Mexico makes sense. Its own sense! Cultural Detective Mexico enables the professional to see cross-cultural interactions in a more insightful way. It will enable the professional to understand how culture critically impacts communication.

Cultural Detective Mexico contains the following stories and critical incidents:

  • Apple Pie:

    A newly arrived US American woman, Louise Simmons, attempts to get to know her Mexican neighbors.

  • Outsider in Her Own Country:

    Mexican and Japanese colleagues experience challenges working together.

  • Rejuvenation:

    US American Jerry Mashall is sent to head up a newly acquired soft drink company in Mexico.

  • Sharing:

    The new plant manager, a German name Günter May, is tasked with reorganizing and streamlining the Mexican organization.

  • Visit from the In-Laws, A:

    A French woman and her Mexican husband, Luis, host her parents in Mexico.

  • Mi Tío:

    A US American expatriate product development manager wrestles with the family connections in a Mexican company.

  • New IT Management System:

    An English expatriate, George Blake, has trouble motivating his Mexican managers.

  • Harassment?:

    A Mexican male working in the United States is charged with sexual harassment.

  • Looking Good:

    Carolina, a third-generation Mexican-American woman working in Mexico, experiences what she feels are inappropriate compliments from her Mexican supervisor, Eduardo.

  • Lunch, Anyone?:

    The Puerto Rican president of the Latin American division of a US company holds a business lunch in Irapuato, Mexico.

Cultural Detective Mexico was authored by Rossana Miranda-Johnston, Marc I. Ehrlich and Dianne Hofner Saphiere.