Walking on Ice:
An American Businessman in Russia
“Walking on Ice” puts Russian business on a firm and even a hopeful footing. A veteran of sixteen years of practical experience during trying times, with six years in residence, Andresen tells a seldom heard story of success and personal growth in the color and unpredictability of a changing Russia.
Understanding and respecting that cultural foundation is key to working successfully with the Russians. Citing many personal encounters with that impacting heritage, he brings the resulting lessons into believable view. Without glossing over the grosser aspects of Russian dealings, he focuses on the promise of the younger generation who run much of Russia today. Written “from the trenches” in readable and often a humorous voice, it rings true with many who have spent years there. It is mandatory reading for all who contemplate a tour of duty whether government or business in Russia—or simply a serious trip. For those who have been there and done that—it brings back memories, reality, and a maybe a laugh. One cannot put it down.
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