Britain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

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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 * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken.

About the Author


Paul Norbury is a publisher, editor, and author who has written on international business practice and procedure, with particular reference to the Far East. He has specialized in publishing books on intercultural communication. Whereas in the past he has focused on explaining Asian culture to Westerners, in this book he uses his experience as mediator and interpreter to introduce his native Britain to visitors from abroad.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781857333114
ISBN-10: 185733311X
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: September 1st, 2006
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture