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10 Etiquette Tips for Hosting an Elegant Holiday Office Party

The author, Sharon Schweitzer, an expert on international business etiquette and protocol, will host an etiquette dinner in early 2017. Check back for details!   With the start of the holidays comes the joy of holiday business parties. We all know there are parties that we look forward to, while others fall
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Study abroad: Learning to live for the details

This summer I learned that there is a beautiful reason why clichés prevail. In Heredia, Costa Rica, a substantial town tucked between San Jose and the Poas Volcano, I lived and breathed gallo pinto (beans and rice) and hunted for hidden coves in brilliant green and muggy understory. My Spanish proficiency
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How to “pre-adapt” your future and power more success

Nature has much to teach us—even about business. Did you know, for example, that when bacteria are grown alongside an antibiotic, they not only become resistant to it but also different antibiotics to which they’ve yet to be exposed? Biologists call this “pre-adaptation,” and in today’s volatile, uncertain,
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3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business during the Holy Month of Ramadan

For most government organizations and government linked companies, time for Muslim prayer will have a bearing on meeting time. In addition, during the fasting month of Ramadan, they tend to dislike a meeting in the afternoon.                 ~Executive, Malaysian Airlines Do you think your business calendar and
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JETRO: Your Business Partner for Japan

Is your company looking to stake a claim in the world’s third largest economy? Japan enjoys political and economic stability, provides strong IP protection, and has well-developed transportation and communications infrastructures. Japanese consumers are sophisticated, demand high-quality goods, and have a per
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