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The Ultimate Guide to Worldwide Etiquette

The Ultimate Guide to Worldwide Etiquette

Richard Lewis Communications - Negotiating across Cultures “In all negotiations of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees” – Francis Bacon (1561-1626) ‘Of Negotiating’ Negotiation is probably as old as mankind itself and was born out of Homo Sapiens’ early struggles for survival and dominance. During the last century or so, negotiation has become a science, dominated by the Americans. But anyone who has mediated at, for instance, a Japanese-US joint venture knows that the moment intercultural factors enter the equation, the landscape can change utterly. It has always been advisable to understand the cultural factors in international negotiations. The first principles and values of the different parties can diverge widely, colouring the entire process. In times of financial crisis, people are under psychological stress and there is a tendency to assert our cultural values more powerfully when under pressure. Is your counterpart persuaded by logic or force of personality?

25 Places You Have To See Before You Die Not long ago we came to you with the most incredibly super awesome bucket list of all time and while it included quite a few ridiculous activities (riot tourism?) it didn’t mention much in the way of traveling or seeing the world. So, as a gift to all of you globetrotters out there we decided to fix that and put together a list of 25 places you have to see before you die. Found in the Hunan province of China, the unique views from atop the Tianzi Mountains can be accessed by cable car. The site of some of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, this Greek island features picturesque beach side towns and Mediterranean sunsets. Situated on a mountain ridge overlooking Urubamba Valley in Peru, this is probably one of the most iconic remains of the massive Incan Empire. Composed of several volcanic islands in the North Atlantic the Azores are well known for their beautiful geography and isolation. Located in southwest Bolivia Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat.

15 Ways to Get Past an Awkward Moment Aug 13, 2012 We’ve all been in awkward situations, our lives are full of them. Nobody’s perfect, but how you handle it can turn an awkward moment into a partial win. Below you will see 15 awkward situations and what these people did to try and turn it around. It might not always work but the best you can do is try, and nobody can take that away from you! (They still might laugh though) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. *Bonus* If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Amazing Festivals Around The World That You Should See Before You Die Tweet Once a year some of the countries around the world hold magical and outrageous festivals. Some like the Brazilian carnival and Spanish bull chase are famous world wide while others few people know about. 1. Much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnevale in Venice, Canaval is a nonstop party, just with special addition of Brazilian flair. [SEE ALSO - 35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die] 2. Though there are many smaller offshoots of Oktoberfest around the world, Munich’s original fair is the biggest beer festival in the world. 3. The Harbin festival is the largest snow and ice festival in the world, and it features carvings towering over 20 feet in height and full-size buildings made from gigantic blocks of ice. 4. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. 5. 6. Carnevale, or “Carnival,” has been a Venice tradition since the 13th century. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Expanding Your Cultural Intelligence Quiz | RealMagazine – Winter/Spring 2014 Your CQ can be as important as your IQ Few subjects are as massive and complex as culture. Here’s how the American Heritage English Dictionary leads off its definition of the term: “the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.” The “all other products” qualifier would strain the resources of most anyone’s cultural quotient, or CQ, which global-competence researchers, Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang and Christine Koh, interpret as an individual’s “capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.” Diversity, of course, at least according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, roundly refers to “many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics.” or just let life happen? Finally, the damn quiz… Page 1 out of 1

The New Way to Find the Best Airfare Deals | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice If you’re like most bargain airfare seekers, chances are your flight shopping goes something like this: 1. Go to or Or,, or Or all of the above. 2. 3. Please. These days, websites alert you when particularly great deals become available out of your local airport to your desired destinations — not to mention the ones that actually predict what airfares will look like in the near future so you can adjust your travel plans accordingly. Interested? In the video above, editor at large Jason Cochran walks you through the details, with specific advice on which websites to visit in order to get the best travel deals. Next, swing by Bing Travel and those websites try to predict airfares based on historical data. Finally, these days your search for deals doesn’t end with the ticket purchase. For more details, watch the video above, or on

VCTRY's BLOG Esta lampara se llama Tetrabox, y es un diseño de Ed Chew que permite reciclar el 90% del carton del tetrapack. La tecnica para el armado es similar a un origami 3D elaborado con las tiras del tetra, se las mostrare a continuacion. No puedes perderte la oportunidad de tener una lampara de diseño gratis que tamiza muy bien la luz por su patron enrejado. Otra ventaja de esta lampara es que aprovecha el metalizado del tetra para dar mas rendimiento a la luz, reflejandola en el mismo aluminio. Lleva muchos envases, pero estas cajas son muy faciles de conseguir, porque son el empaque de articulos de consumo diario o muy habitual. Abre tu tetra por el fondo y la parte superior por las costuras, corta por la costura vertical de atras, necesitas la parte que forma las paredes laterales. Cortaremos tiras de 2.1cm y 1.8cm de ancho, ayudate con una trincheta y una regla, para evitar errores milimetricos. Las tiras de 1,8 cm las doblamos a la mitad por el largo y las cortamos en dos.

10 of London’s most unusual historical sites | Travel Hanging signs of Lombard Street, the City Lombard Street, amid the hullabaloo of the City, is one of the few places in London where 17th- and 18th-century-style shop signs survive in all their gilt glory, jutting from buildings on wrought-iron brackets, creaking and groaning in the wind. Walking west from Birchin Lane to St Mary Woolnoth’s, you can see the sign of the king’s head, “cat-a-fiddling”, golden grasshopper (originally the emblem of the Gresham family, who built the Royal Exchange), and golden anchor. They are Edwardian reconstructions of earlier (mainly goldsmiths’) signs, reappropriated by early 20th-century banks, though the signs of the black eagle and the black horse, which became the logos for Barclays and Lloyd’s, have vanished. St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell Southwark Needle, London bridge The Cat & Mutton pub, Broadway Market Statue of Mr Jamrach’s Tiger, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Caffè Nero, 79 Tottenham Court Road James J Fox Cigar Merchant, St James’s