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Lèse-majesté: A Cultural Faux Pas and Criminal Offence

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When you’re doing business abroad, it’s critical to understand some of the dos and don’ts.

We’re going to look at area we often cover in cross cultural training, lèse-majesté.

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How to Deal with 'No' in Chinese Communication Culture

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Do you work with the Chinese?

A common challenge many foreigners come across is how to handle the word ‘no’.

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What is the Japanese Negotiation Style?

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The Japanese culture can be tricky to understand.

The people have particular ways of doing things, polished over hundreds of years of history, that seem peculiar to the outsider.

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Cultural Differences between The U.S. and Saudi Arabia in Business

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If you’re American and new to doing business with Saudis, then this is for you!

We're going to give you a quick-fire overview of some of the most common challenges faced by the two cultures when doing business together.

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The Importance of Reciprocity in Chinese Business Culture

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Do you work with the Chinese?

If so, there are some fundamental cultural concepts you need to be aware of.

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Why is Relationship Building so Important in Indonesian Business Culture?

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Ask a business with a successful  presence in Indonesia the secret of their success, it’s unlikely they would cite their amazing product or service as the reason.

Although a great product or service is an essential factor in business success for any company expanding overseas, the essential ingredient for success in Indonesia sits firmly upon the ability to navigate and harness Indonesian culture.

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What's the Communication Style in The UAE?

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Miscommunication is one of the principal reasons for cultural misunderstandings.

Learning a bit about the country and culture you're working with can make a huge difference.

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Doing Business in Brazil? 4 Things About the Culture You Really Need to Know

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If you’re new to doing business in Brazil, then this blog is for you.

Before venturing into any new country, it’s crucial to learn about the culture.

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What 3 Cultural Differences Should Americans Know When Working with the French?

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If you’re from the USA and work with the French, then it’s a good idea to understand the culture.

French people are incredibly proud of their heritage and cultural identify.

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Communication in Italian Business Culture

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If you want to understand the Italian communication style, this blog is for you!

We’re going to explore some of the key features of communication in Italian culture.

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5 Cultural Faux Pas to Avoid When Doing Business in Ireland

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Working with the Irish?

Then it’s important you make a good impression!

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What Should Foreigners Know About UAE Business Culture?

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If you want to succeed in the UAE, you need to understand the culture.

Without an appreciation of how the locals do things, foreigners can get things very wrong.

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Communication in Malaysian Business Culture

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New to working with Malaysians?

One thing you need get right from the get-go is how to communicate with care.

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3 Aspects of Vietnamese Business Culture You Really Need to Know

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Vietnam is booming!

Many foreigners new to the country find the culture difficult to navigate.

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A Case Study in the Business Culture of Saudi Arabia

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Case studies are a great way of learning.

Especially so when it comes to exploring cultural differences in business.

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Culture Shock in Brazil: A Foreigner’s Guide to Doing Business

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Big, beautiful Brazil!

For many foreigners doing business in the country for the first time, it can be a bit overwhelming!

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10 Taboos to Avoid When Doing Business in India

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Indian culture is colourful and complex.

For those new to the country, it’s important to learn the rules around behaviour.

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How to Make a Good Impression when Doing Business with the Chinese

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Working with the Chinese?

Then you need to make a good impression from the get go!

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The Business of Meetings in French Culture

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Doing business with the French?

Then you’ll be attending plenty of meetings!

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Business Practices and Italian Culture

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If you’re working with Italians and want to make a good impression, then this blog's for you!

The most valuable thing you can do is to learn about Italian business culture.

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