Hi Everyone. I have to apologize that I didn’t succeed in writing articles the last two weeks. For a better understanding I wanted to let you know that I was finally accepted for my Master Studies in International Management in Bochum (North Rhine-Westphalia) and I already succeeded in finding a nice apartment there for the next two years. But let’s get back to business with another Story of Cultural Taboos. And again George is the main character. After his travels to Oceania and Africa he collected some experiences in South & Central America this time. Continue reading
South and Central Africa
Within the last month George met with his friend Mitt and they travelled together to some African countries in the central and southern regions as well as to the surrounding Islands. Unfortunately George didn’t learn from his former mistakes in Oceania and he forgot to inform himself about the cultural taboos waiting in this part of the world. Continue reading
Concerning my last post about cultural taboos there is a relevant current affair in the media which shows the difficulties of adapting to a foreign market and respect their laws and culture without insulting the ideals of the companies original culture. Sometimes even Global Players commit really bad mistakes. Continue reading
Australia and Oceania
There are so many risks to drop a brick during your travels or your negotiations in a foreign country. Therefore the best thing is to know the taboos of the country before you start your trip. In the next weeks these taboos will be the topic of my Blog. Our main character George will start his long journey in Australia and Oceania.
Not so long ago George started his world travel in Australia and New Zealand. As he learned from the mistakes of his father from 1992 he never showed the V-Sign (with the palm inwards) towards the citizens. Fortunately he was informed well enough not to use a raised middle finger instead which is even more aggressive. Continue reading