International etiquette consultant Sharon Schweitzer – writing with award-winning author Liz Alexander – provides simple, straightforward advice about cultural complexities and differences across major Asian markets. This clear, jargon-free and practical book helps you avoid giving inadvertent offense. Schweitzer frames her lessons around eight basic considerations. Her detailed information about social expectations includes charts, timelines and quizzes. She also explains what to do when negotiations or transactions hit rough spots. And she teaches, just as Mom did, that good manners matter everywhere. getAbstract recommends this easy-to-read guide to entrepreneurs, managers, negotiators, and anyone working with Asians or in Asia.
In this summary, you will learn
- What culture is and how it differs among Asian countries;
- Why businesspeople must understand culture and cultural differences; and
- How to use proper protocol, lay the foundations of good business relationships and avoid violating cultural norms.
About the Authors
Etiquette consultant Sharon Schweitzer, advises Global 2000 and Fortune 50 companies. The author of 15 books, Liz Alexander, co-founded the Leading Thought consultancy.