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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do…

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries

by Terri Morrison

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Your Passport to International Business Etiquette The most authoritative and comprehensive text of its kind, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, 2nd Edition is your must-have guide to proper international business protocol. With countries such as China and India taking on a more significant role in the global business landscape, you can't afford not to know the practices, customs, and philosophies of other countries. Now fully revised, updated, and expanded with over sixty country profiles, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, 2nd Edition provides invaluable information on how to handle common business interactions with grace, respect, and an appreciation for different cultures.… (more)



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You've been sent on a business trip to Japan to negotiate a merger. You know you'll be invited to people's homes and will be expected to conduct yourself in a manner that won't embarrass the company. What do you do? What do you wear? Will you shake hands or be expected to bow? Can you discuss politics, or is that a no-no?

This book attempts to help the business traveler conquer the anxieties of putting your best self forward in a foreign country. You'll learn a brief history of the country, how the citizens act, what qualities are important to them, and how they like to negotiate. You learn what insults them, the importance or nonimportance of punctuality, and what to do if invited to someone's home. Even small gestures are covered, so you know whether to shake hands, or to avoid the "peace" sign, which is offensive in some places.

Though tailored towards the business traveler, any traveler to foreign parts can appreciate the tips in this book. ( )
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