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Eden Collinsworth


Eden Collinsworth

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, BUZZ, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She served as the chief operating officer and chief-of-staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank. After writing a bestselling book in China for Chinese businessmen on Western deportment, she launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in intercultural communication. The author of a novel, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHAT SHE SAID, and two works of nonfiction --- BEHAVING BADLY: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business, and I STAND CORRECTED: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson --- she currently lives in London.

Eden Collinsworth

Books by Eden Collinsworth

by Eden Collinsworth - Nonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences

To call these unsettling times is an understatement. Our political leaders are less and less respectable; in the realm of business, cheating, lying and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, rapidly changing technology offers permission to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, this hasn’t quite led to a complete free-for-all --- people still draw lines around what is acceptable and what is not. Eden Collinsworth sets out to understand how and why.

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.