Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
Terri Morrison, Wayne A. ConawayISBN: 1593373686;
In a global economy, it is crucial for business people to be sensitive to cultural differences. And although the best reason for doing so may be ethical, it's great for business as well! This is an invaluable book for "doing well while doing good" in your intercultural relations, covering the protocols of appointments, business entertaining, greetings, forms of address, gestures, dress, and gifts in 60 of the nations you're most likely to be doing business. Some interesting excerpts: Australia : The "thumbs-up" sign, which in the U.S. indicates "O.K." is considered rude. Brazil : The colors of the Brazilian flag are green and yellow, so avoid wearing this combination in any fashion. China : Avoid making exaggerated gestures or using dramatic facial expressions. The Chinese do not generally use their hands when speaking, and become distracted by a speaker who does. Indonesia : Since it is impolite to disagree with someone,...
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