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Negotiating in Brazil

Negotiating in Brazil

When negotiating, every venue is unique. Every country is different and offers its own set of challenges. My partner Dave Dodge and I first started negotiating with Brazilian companies nearly a decade and a half ago. Since that time we’ve learned...
Latin American Business Etiquette

Latin American Business Etiquette

Etiquette in many parts of the world is foreign to Americans. We haven’t had the long cultural history of Asia, Europe, or Latin American in interacting with various cultures, and thereby understanding the business etiquette prevalent there. Now,...
German Business Etiquette

German Business Etiquette

I, and my partner Dave Dodge, have always enjoyed our interactions with German businessmen. They’re decisive. They know what they want. And they usually have a good knowledge of American etiquette and business standards so that they can interact...
Why Chinese Men Won’t Wear Green Hats

Why Chinese Men Won’t Wear Green Hats

Most people like the color green. If you’re Irish, it’s almost considered a part of your heritage. Even in China, most Chinese also have a favorable view of the color green as, culturally, it means that something is clean and environmentally...
The Origin of the Chinese Dragon

The Origin of the Chinese Dragon

Whenever we think of a Chinese festival or celebration, we usually conjure up an image of bright colors, confetti, fireworks, and dragons, which have become an important part of Chinese culture and tradition. But why dragons? One reason is that they...
The Origin of Tea in Britain

The Origin of Tea in Britain

         When someone mentions Great Britain, various images usually come to mind: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge and, more than likely, the drinking of tea. In fact, each day in Britain, more than 165 million cups of tea are consumed....
China’s Fascination with Titles

China’s Fascination with Titles

Titles are very important to the average Chinese. China is a very class conscious society based on Confucian principles where increasing respect is shown for those with greater hierarchical positions in a society that’s vertically structured and...
How did Fortune Cookies get to be Chinese?

How did Fortune Cookies get to be Chines...

It will come as a surprise to many that the fortune cookie which we receive with virtually every Chinese meal in the United States was actually invented in Japan. It has virtually nothing to do with China and, in fact, in the decade plus that I and...