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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 – Cultural Tips on the Netherlands: an Interview with Dutch Business Coach, Roland van Leusden

This week’s interview is about one of my favorite business cultures – the Netherlands. Experienced sales professional, business coach, and entrepreneur Roland van Leusden shares his perspective of how the Dutch business culture helps make the Netherlands such an international business powerhouse despite its relative size. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of the […]