Do's and Taboos Around the World

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The ultimate guide to international behavior.now completely updated and expanded! Do's and Taboos Around the World 3rd Edition "Roger Axtell is an international Emily Post." --The New Yorker "Can help you make friends [and] avoid travel trouble." --BusinessWeek "Helpful.fun to read." --Steve Birnbaum The first two editions of Do's and Taboos Around the World helped thousands of high-powered executives and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings that plague the world traveler. This updated and expanded ...
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Overview

The ultimate guide to international behavior.now completely updated and expanded! Do's and Taboos Around the World 3rd Edition "Roger Axtell is an international Emily Post." --The New Yorker "Can help you make friends [and] avoid travel trouble." --BusinessWeek "Helpful.fun to read." --Steve Birnbaum The first two editions of Do's and Taboos Around the World helped thousands of high-powered executives and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings that plague the world traveler. This updated and expanded Third Edition provides even more facts, tips, and cautionary tales--gleaned from the experiences of more than five hundred international business travelers--as well as:
* Information on protocol, customs, and etiquette; hand gestures and body language; tipping; American jargon; and the international communications crisis
* Up-to-date advice on dealing with the monumental changes in Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, the People's Republic of China, and other locales
* A new chapter on business gift-giving and gift-receiving customs, with country-by-country gift suggestions and precautions
* A special quick reference guide to customs and mores in 96 countries, including revisions and updates from foreign embassies and consulates

This lively mix of tips and cautionary tales for world travelers includes advice on business protocol, local customs, baffling idioms, body language, and hand gestures.

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New edition of a popular compendium of quick notes on customs, arranged by country. Where gift-giving is appropriate, pens are often prescribed; the reason: these tips and tricks are compiled from the experiences of Parker Pen Company employees. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471595281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 322,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ROGER E. AXTELL, retired Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for the Parker Pen Company, spent 30 years living and traveling abroad. He is now a professional after-dinner speaker and seminar leader whose audiences laugh while they learn about embarrassing anecdotes, goofs, gaffes, and behavior on five continents.

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Table of Contents

Protocol, Customs, and Etiquette.

Hand Gestures and Body Language.

A Quick Guide to the Ways of the World.

Gift Giving and Receiving.

American Jargon and Baffling Idioms.

Tips for Incoming Visitors to the U.S.

Postscript.

Appendix.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2002

    A Classic Treatment of Business Etiquette

    Mr. Axtell blazed a trail for his imitators to follow. While the book is slightly dated, it is a quick read and offers many practical insights that any first-time traveler to a different culture will find valuable.

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