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The International Entrepreneur – Saving Face in Business – International Style

In doing cross-cultural business, situations involving saving face frequently arise.  In my experience, saving face means handling situations so that neither you nor your counterpart would feel embarrassed or ashamed by your words or actions. Saving face becomes particularly important in business cultures with strong indirect communication styles. This includes most of Asia and Africa. […]

The International Entrepreneur – Young CEOs: Overcoming Age Discrimination in Global Markets

The International Entrepreneur – Young CEOs: Overcoming Age Discrimination in Global Markets In countries like Australia and the United States, entrepreneurial success can come at any age. But many business cultures associate age with experience and responsibility. This week’s question is: how does a successful entrepreneur bridge the age gap and be taken seriously in […]

The International Entrepreneur: Ready for your First International Negotiations?

The International Entrepreneur: Ready for your First International Negotiations? You have engaged with your first potential overseas partner or large client. Both of you want to do business and you will be starting negotiations soon. But aren’t negotiations the same around the world? …Definitely not. Particularly those used to the American negotiation style will do […]