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Eden Collinsworth

Biography

Eden Collinsworth

At the age of 28, Eden Collinsworth was cited as one of "Ten People to Watch" by Fortune magazine when she was named president and publisher of Arbor House Book Publishing Company, owned by the Hearst Corporation.

Recognized as a leader in the publishing industry by the New York Times, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, Eden left the book business in 1990 to launch the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, BUZZ. As its founding president and CEO, she shepherded BUZZ through 10 years of growth by entering into agreements with National Public Radio, Paramount Studios, and CBS-TV. BUZZ was nominated for a National Magazine Award the year it was sold to Cap-Cities/ABC.

In the third decade of Eden's career, she was vice president and director of Cross Media Business Development at the Hearst Corporation, responsible for identifying and pursuing development opportunities, which crossed all of Hearst's divisions, including magazines, newspapers, broadcast and syndication.

In 2008, Eden became vice president, chief operating officer and chief-of-staff of The EastWest Institute, an international think tank acknowledged for bringing together business, civil society, and public sector individuals in order to shape practical solutions to global security threats. She was accountable for all operations, including the day-to-day performance of staff in New York, Brussels, Washington, D.C. and Moscow.

In 2011, Eden launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company that specializes in intercultural communication. She is the author of a bestselling book on Western Business Deportment for the Chinese, published by Beijing Xiron Books Co., Ltd., one of the largest independent publishers in China. A PERSONAL GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ETIQUETTE IN TODAY'S GLOBAL WORLD is currently used as a textbook in the MBA program at Peking University, where she also lectures. Profiled in Lunch with the FT, which was included in the Viking anthology Lunch with the FT: 52 Classic Interviews, Eden has also been featured on the BBC and CNN.

Eden is the author of a novel, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHAT HE SAID (Arcade/Little Brown). Click to see reviews.

She lives in London and New York.

Eden Collinsworth

Books by Eden Collinsworth

by Eden Collinsworth - Cultural Studies, Memoir, Nonfiction

In I STAND CORRECTED, Eden Collinsworth tells the entertaining and insightful story of the year she spent living among the Chinese while writing a book featuring advice on such topics as the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, and making sense of foreigners. Scrutinizing the kind of etiquette that has guided her own business career, Collinsworth creates a counterpart that explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture.