German Business Culture and Doing Business in Germany

German Business Culture Dissected In this article, I am dissecting German business culture and will give you some practical advice when it comes to dealing with Germans in a business context. Of course, when the context changes, some of the advice I give...

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Do We Kiss Bow Or Shake Hands? And What About Sneezing?

Do We Kiss Bow Or Shake Hands? How do we deal with the cultural ritual of greetings? The book "Kiss Bow or Shake Hands" attempts to answer that obvious questions with that obvious ritual of meetings and greetings going on within an international context. But what...

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Good Luck Charms Around the World

Good Luck Charms Around the World Good luck, bad luck, it all happens to us once in a while. For some that doesn't go far enough so they add a so-called Good Luck Charm in order to... well, get more luck I guess. Now here comes the interesting thing: You know that I...

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Why the Euregio Region is a Deceptive Delusion

Euregio What Is It? The Euregio, or European Region, is a cross-border cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands. That is the official initiative that was started in 1958 by the Germans. You can read more about it here. Geographically and/or officially, it only...

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Culture Matters Summer 2017

It’s that time of the year again: Summer + Holidays.
That means that for the months July and August there will be no posts on the Culture Matters website.
I wish you a fantastic Summer and look forward to seeing you back in September!

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Doing Business in China; Five Things You MUST Understand

Doing Business in China and Working With Chinese In this country specific article I will cover several topics: Doing business in China, or the Culture of China Business Culture in China Understanding Chinese Culture Working with Chinese What This Article is NOT About...

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It’s Too Expensive… What!?

That was the feedback I got; "It's too expensive"... ...and also that he didn't want to invest too much time into it. Now, I'm not in the habit of sharing my commercial success or failure here publicly on the website. But this one deserves a bit of attention. This is...

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