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In the Know in the u.s.a: The Indispensable Guide to Working and Living in the United Statesby Jennifer Phillips
Synopses & Reviews
Coming to work in the U.S. for the first time? How's a foreigner to know that when we say "drop by anytime" we don't really mean it?
Success abroad, in business and in social situations, requires a firm understanding of local culture. Expressions of courtesy and subtle differences in attitude and behavior can make or break a business deal or even a casual friendship. Avoid cultural pitfalls with In the Know. This series includes all-new guides for Japan and the U.S.A., and updated editions for China, Germany, and Mexico & Central America.
The In the Know series is an essential tool for businesspeople and their families who are living or working outside of their home countries. It sets out all of the common cultural pitfalls and offers advice to help make sense out of being "a stranger in a strange land." Learn to navigate the workplace (meetings, negotiations, business attire) to making it through everyday life — grocery shopping, finding a doctor, driving tips, and meeting people. Now this is really something you don't want to leave home without!
Be IN THE KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Doing business across borders is very different from doing business across town–subtle and not-so-subtle differences in attitudes and etiquette play a big role.
Did you know?
• When Americans say “drop by any time,” they usually don’t mean it. Call first to make sure they’re expecting you.
• If you’re going to be more than 5 or 10 minutes late for an appointment, call ahead! It’s impolite not to.
• Remember, when someone asks “how are you?”, they don’t really want to know. They’re just saying “hi.”
In the Know in the U.S.A. helps you:
• Fit right in by understanding local manners, etiquette, and behaviors
• Navigate through everyday life with tips for the whole family
• Get an insider’s perspective on the social and business environment
The book includes a FREE 60-minute CD with the key phrases you need to make a great impression.
About the Author
Jennifer Phillips is co-founder of Terra Cognita™, a leading New York-based company that provides top quality cross-cultural training services to prepare businesspeople and their families for life abroad. Terra Cognita programs ensure a successful adjustment to life in a new culture and the skills necessary to succeed in international business. Terra Cognita delivers cross-cultural learning through workshops and seminars, online learning modules, video and audio programs.
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