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Why are people around the world so very different? What makes us live, buy, even love as we do? The answers are in the codes. In The Culture Code. The Culture Code – by Clotaire Rapaille. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 6/10 (See my list of + books, for more.). Rapaille has used the Culture Code to help Chrysler build the PT revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first .

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If you want rapailoe understand customers, Constituencies, and crowds, this book is required reading. He is the personal adviser to ten high-ranking CEOs and is kept on retainer by fifty Fortune companies.

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The answers are in the codes. In The Culture Codeinternationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the ckotaire he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune companies. His groundbreaking revelations shed light not just on business but on the way every human being acts and lives around the world. These codes—the Culture Code—are what make us American, or German, or French, and they invisibly shape how we behave in our personal lives, even when we are completely unaware of our motives.

And now, in The Cofe Codehe uses it cuulture reveal why Americans act distinctly like Americans, and what makes us different from the world around us. In The Culture CodeDr.

Why are we so often disillusioned by love? Why is fat a solution rather than a problem? Why do we reject the notion of perfection? Why is cltaire food in our lives to stay? The answers are in the Codes. Understanding the Codes gives us unprecedented freedom over our lives. It lets us do business in dramatically new ways. And it finally explains why people around the world really are different, and reveals the hidden clues to understanding us all.

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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right rwpaille. Please try again later. I said “wow” 8 times and gasped out loud 3 or 4 times as I read this stunning book. If you care about tje Americans do what they do, this is a must read.

Rapaille decodes how we feel about 24 different things sex, food, fat, America based on our most primitive responses. The higher functioning decision-making part of our brain doesn’t guide us; our reptilian brain does. I have used the information in this book in political action groups I’m involved in, and I’ve used it for my own self-development projects. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Rapaille trained in France as a social scientist, but has spent much of his career vulture a marketing consultant.

The observations presented in The Culture Code actually have a good deal of anthropological clde. Rapaille displays a particular knack at rxpaille to the core values of various cultures American, French, German, English, etc. While his observations and recommendations are. Anyone with substantial exposure to various cultures and an open mind will be impressed by their sometimes very surprising diversity, and will probably want to learn more about their similarities and differences rooted in both human nature and the contingencies of place and history.

The book is also easy and quick to read.

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His methodology is a combination of three-hour focus groups, elements of psychoanalysis, and elements of general cultural anthropology, and it’s backed by good academic credentials and the intuition and methodological refinement which come from many years of applying this approach to projects for large organizations.

Interestingly, some reviewers describe Rapaille’s findings as “obvious” whereas others strongly question his findings. I think the truth is somewhere in between. Based on my personal experience, the vast majority of his findings are largely on target, even though some are unexpected and maybe initially counterintitive, but of course that only adds to their value. It’s also true that a few of his findings are overgeneralized or oversimplified or even questionable, but that tends to come with the territory, since social science is inherently somewhat fuzzy, so we can’t expect the same rigor, precision, and replicability as physical science.

In this regard, I do think that Rapaille should have done a better job of qualifying his findings and delineating their limitations, especially given the general audience for the book; that’s my most significant complaint about the book, hence my 4-star rating.

To summarize his general view of American culture, Rapaille describes us as being dreamers who are optimistic by nature, and who likewise have an outsized appetite for everything achievement, status, money, houses, cars, food, love, physical attractiveness, health and longevity, etc. We’re not obsessive perfectionists, but we demand that things generally work and get the clotairs done.

We correspondingly tolerate and even expect mistakes, but we also expect people to fix and learn from their mistakes, and to bounce back from failures, preferably smarter and stronger than before; we especially like it when people overcome great adversity not of their own making.

We likewise expect products and services and everything else to gradually keep getting better, which is why we embrace the new and are quick to discard the old, are busybodies, are willing to take risks, are impatient, and aren’t especially intellectual or reflective. We expect our President, like Moses, to help lead us on this journey of progress, hopefully steering us to an almost utopian promised land discernable on the horizon. And finally, we have a lot of conviction about our cultural identity, which is why we have a sense of unity which transcends our diversity, class structure, individualism, and rebelliousness, and why we see ourselves as an appropriate model for the rest of the world.


Beyond these widely recognized generalities, Rapaille presents a variety of more specific cultural traits, often linked with consumer products, and that’s where his conclusions are more surprising and controversial. These more specific conclusions are too diverse to summarize here, plus you need to read the book to see how he derives and justifies them, so that you can judge for yourself.

Overall, I think this is an interesting and enjoyable book which provides meaningful cultuge into various cultures, especially American culture, so I recommend it to anyone cpde an interest along those lines. The book started out great and very engaging for a reader such as myself. The more and more I got into the book I found myself wanting the author to go a bit deeper than scratching the chlture. It took a long time to read because it started to disengage.

I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you feel compelled to see the authors perspective. One person found this helpful. I liked the “3rd hour focus group stories for getting at the deep emotional impact of events. I also liked the breakout of assumptions of how the world works food, marriage, driving a car, etc.

Many of the geographic differences across countries felt right. There were some minor annoying things- not all the codes seemed reasonable to me.

Also, their presentation felt a little pseudosciency at times. I originally ordered this for a college paper, it was one of my options for a business course.

I saw the high reviews, but I was sure I would be bored and struggle to finish it. I a,m happy to say I was wrong! This was a very interesting read that I completed on a weekend. It was an eye opener for why we make the decisions we do about products. This book offers a lot of food for thought about how we are molded by our culture. Rapaille’s codes make sense to me and helps explain why I hold certain attitudes as an American.

I wish the book gave us more of them for other cultures because it was cltoaire interesting to see fapaille differences. His beliefs in culturs powerful the reptilian brain are rpaille how we function are also thought provoking.

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Given his success as an adviser to corporate and political clients, this book also helps explain how they approach selling us products and services. This book is incredibly clear to understand how our culture influences and imprints the way people interpret and react to cotaire reality and buy products. It describes fundamental clues to “align” our products and services according to this perspective.

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