By: Savannah Klein Russia is an intriguing country with a rich culture and deeply rooted traditions. Whether you are conducting business in Russia or simply visiting at your own leisure, it is important to be aware of these ingrained, and occasionally eccentric, customs. Mealtime Rituals When asked to attend dinner at an acquaintance’s house, ensure… Read More Russia: A Collection of Cultural Oddities
For hundreds of years, southwestern Vietnam has benefitted from the mighty Mekong Delta. With a prevalent immigration culture during the colonial era of the 19th century, the delta region developed a unique trade model: the floating markets. … Read More The Struggle is Real: How Can Vietnam’s Floating Markets Keep Up with Time?
When you are preparing for your business trip to Vietnam, prepare your appetite! Although you do not need to master the use of chopsticks, you will need to know a bit about proper business/dining etiquette in the country. Near the beginning of your trip, you should expect a formal dinner to be hosted by your… Read More The Business Guide to Vietnamese Food
With diplomatic ties between the U.S and Cuba now reestablished, many believe it isn’t long before the almost 56-year-old embargo is lifted with limited market expansion to follow and full liberalization in the near future.… Read More Cuba: A Market Worth a Second Glance?
Join Van Andel Global Trade Center on January 20, 2016 for a morning of Culture & Coffee – Navigating Asia.… Read More 5 Minutes of Culture & Coffee
As a highly Westernized society, Singaporean business people are typically understanding and unlikely to take much offense to social faux pas committed by a foreign businessperson; it is nevertheless important to keep the following advice in mind when doing business in this country. The Concept of ‘Face’ The concept and importance of ‘face’ within the… Read More How to do Business in Singapore without Losing Face