Multikulturelle Erfahrungen eines Ex-Managers
“Again and again I found myself picturing the situations and the author really managed to convey these images. An inspiring book that is also very entertaining because of its narrative style.”
amazon.de, December 2019
“Grenzenlos” is my autobiography as a former manager in a US technology company. I wanted to describe primarily my personal experiences with other cultures, which I made over a period of 14 years. In the early 1990s I traveled basically on my own to the countries in central and southern Eastern Europe and opened a branch office in Budapest. Later, my experiences in Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union left lasting impressions, not least because of a moving excursion into my own family history. In the early 2000s, I traveled to the Middle East and some African countries before taking over responsibility for the business in the European Union. I completed my story with impressions from China, Taiwan and Guatemala.
Jenseits von Samba und Karneval
Eine persönliche Sicht auf Brasilien
“While reading I believed to experience everything again together with the author.“
“The author’s experiences are very interestingly written. There are many stories that Jürgen Thiel has experienced, which make you think and sometimes make you smile.”
amazon.de, February 2020
“Jenseits von Samba und Karneval” is my personal view on Brazil, shaped by experiences from ten years of living and working in the city of Natal in the northeast of the country. The book is a rather critical look at the large South American state and its society, but hopefully it can also convey the fascination of this country and its inhabitants. I talk about the personal experiences in my environment, but I especially try to outline the economic, political and social challenges of Brazil that I was confronted with on a daily basis. These are first and foremost the corruption at all levels of society and the ailing health and education systems. But it is also the daily violence on the streets, which in the end was one of the reasons for my return to Germany.