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[en] Business lunch with Brazilians
« Online: 01 de Outubro de 2006, 02:16:50 »
A popular business magazine in Canada has published tips on etiquette for Canadians when doing business in foreign countries.

For example they say that in China, you should exchange gifts at the end of a business meeting (after the deal has been made, to avoid bribery charges!) and in Japan, you should avoid saying "no" (say something more indirect, like, "That may be difficult").

For Brazil, here is the advice:
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North Americans may admire efficiency, but citizens of this gregarious, easygoing nation view a rush to get to the point as shifty, untrustworthy behaviour. Expect lunch to take up to two hours and dinner three, with the nuts and bolts of dealmaking reserved for after dessert. Wait for your host to broach the point of your meeting.
Does this sound right?

Do you ever get advice on how to behave when doing business in Canada? I'd love to hear them.
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Re: [en] Business lunch with Brazilians
« Resposta #1 Online: 01 de Outubro de 2006, 07:53:41 »
I'm not sure about the 2/3 hours, but... what's the point of talking about business while eating? Enjoy the meal, talk about everything you like, movies, women, politics, women, the food, women...

Relax. And after that, talk about serious issues. Isn't all countries that way?!? :shock:

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Re: [en] Business lunch with Brazilians
« Resposta #2 Online: 01 de Outubro de 2006, 18:56:34 »
Relax. And after that, talk about serious issues. Isn't all countries that way?!? :shock:
Apparently not, but then I wouldn't know!
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