Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include • customs, values, and traditions • historical, religious, and political background • life at home • leisure, social, and cultural life • eating and drinking • do's, don'ts, and taboos • business practices • communication, spoken and unspoken
Kendall Maycock is a Canadian author and journalist living in Zurich. After graduating in political science from the University of Calgary she worked for an independent newspaper in South Africa, where she met her Swiss husband. Her book Black Taxi: Shooting South Africa documents her experiences there. She has contributed cultural essays to the Washington Times magazine “The World and I,” and writes a monthly column for the Swiss parenting magazine The New Stork Times about life as an expatriate resident coming to terms with, and growing to love, her adopted Switzerland.