International Business – cultural mistakes

31 10 2006

Good advice for international travellers, on how to avoid being seen as the “ugly American”.   Are you the ugly American by Erin Richards, Budget Travel.

Remember that every action, comment, reaction, criticism and gesture is being watched and evaluated by your hosts, counterparts and clients when you are in their country.

Look for and work to find the similarities in your cultures and interests.

Humility and and stopping to think before acting will go a long way toward improving your relationships and international cultural and social skills.

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16 06 2007
Speeches and protocol in Mexico » Mexico News Blog

[…] International business – cultural mistakes […]

17 12 2008
Christine Howard

Hi . A group of expats here in Chiapas have got together and put on a “future expat” tour, designed to help people thinkng of relocating to Mexico navigate the business, social and cultural terrain. It’s a very comprehensive introduction to all aspects of living and doing business here, and is intended to provide a bridge and safety net for future expats.

http://mayanspirit.com

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