Do's and taboos around the world

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Wiley, Apr 18, 1990 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
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The first edition of Do's and Taboos Around the World helped more than 100,000 high-powered executives and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings that plague the uninitiated. Now, this completely updated and revised Second Edition provides even more facts, tips, and cautionary tales.

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User Review  - Emyrose8 - Goodreads

Better for business people than for people traveling for pleasure. Outdated too. Read full review

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User Review  - Leonca - Goodreads

A broad comparison of customs in cultures around the world, though not too in-depth. The early 90s publishing date makes me wonder what the author would have to say about current United States trends, like chat-speak and using random Japanese words or phrases. Read full review


Chapter Two Hand Gestures
Special Section A Quick Guide to
Chapter Three Gift Giving

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About the author (1990)

Roger E. Axtell is the best-selling author of Do's and Taboos Around the World, Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, and Do's and Taboos of Humor Around the World: Stories and Tips from Business and Life. In these, and similar books, Axtell combines humorous anecdotes, hypothetical situations, and important and useful information to entertain and educate businessman, teaching international business etiquette with an entertaining and masterful style. A former vice president of Worldwide Marketing for The Parker Pen Company, Axtell has spent more than 30 years traveling throughout the world. His firsthand knowledge of various cultures do's and taboos also makes him a frequent speaker and seminar leader. He lives in Wisconsin where he has served as a Special Assistant for Business in the governor's office.

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