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Ghanaian Business Culture: Ghana Maybe Time

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During these past four days in Accra, we have often been asked what we make of Ghana – the culture, people, food, etc. It’s been an exciting and eye opening 4 days. Interestingly, one of the most surprising factors have been the traffic jams during rush hour and the extent to which these influence timeliness – we have experienced this ourselves on most days, so to avoid unnecessary frustrations, I have had to surrender to the traffic and simply go with the flow (and try not to inhale too many fumes!).

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Cultural Dexterity: The Key to Business Success in Ghana

Cultural Dexterity: The Key to Business Success in Ghana

All week, in Ghana, we have reached out to a broad spectrum of successful  Ghanaian businessmen to help determine how they have managed to attain success.  Our meetings focused on hearing their experiences, their challenges, as well as their formula for breaking out of the crowd.

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Business Etiquette in Ghana

Business Etiquette in Ghana

Based on my experiences of organising business meetings in Ghana, of which I wrote about in yesterday's blog post, I am going to elaborate on business etiquette in general, with the hope to give a few more insights, explanations and tips for doing business in Ghana.

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Business in Ghana: “There’s no food for a lazy man”

Business in Ghana: “There’s no food for a lazy man”

“There’s no food for a lazy man” is a common saying displayed all over Accra, and one I happened to hear today on my first day in Ghana. Many of these proverbs beautifully illustrate the values of Ghanain people. 

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