From the Back Cover
The ultimate guide to international behavior???now completely updated and expanded!
"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 talesgleaned from the experiences of more than five hundred international business travelersas 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
About 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.