The Lowdown

  • by Florian Loloum
  • Narrated by Trevor White, Lorelei King
  • 0 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

THE "MUST HAVE" TOP TIPS GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN CHINAWe live and work in a global environment - and knowing how to behave with courtesy in other countries allows us to make a great impression and maximise our potential.This "quick fix" guide will give you the inside information on how to do business and cope with business socialising in China."The Lowdown: Business Etiquette - China" will give you practical tips on how to navigate your way through a business trip to China, and on how to behave and how NOT to behave in both business and business socialising situations. This guide will help to ensure that you maximise your time in China or in dealing with your Chinese business colleagues, thus making you a greater asset to your company and your profession.Topics Covered Include:How to understand "guanxi" and build a business relationship
How to navigate your first business meeting - what to do and what NOT to do!
Understanding the importance of hierarchy
The importance of colours and numbers in Chinese culture
How to cope with social invitations and understand their critical importance in a business relationship
A list of useful phrases

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What the Critics Say

"I was impressed by new audio company Creative Content�s offerings. In a world where business is so global, they focus on helping businesspeople make the most of their negotiations by making them aware of the way to behave in the country they�re in. THE LOWDOWN: BUSINESS ETIQUETTE CHINA (Creative Content, download only, £5.99 audible.co.uk) is read by Lorelei King and Trevor White and clearly explains the Chinese philosophy of doing business and their attitudes to �face� (mianzi) and �networking� (guanxi). There�s information on what to do and what not to do in meetings, why colours and numbers are important in Chinese culture and how to deal with social invitations. In a world where �respect� has become almost a dirty word, this is a timely reminder that a little of it can go a long way in helping the world turn beneficially. BUSINESS ETIQUETTE RUSSIA is in the same series. Load onto your iPod and travel well!"(Daily Express Reviewer)

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Very useful

Obviously the author has a great piece of experience in China, the advices are very clear und knowledgeable.
Useful! After listening, you want to know much more about China!
I encourage the author to continue publishing his knowledge about the Chinese culture and business behaviour
Thank you! Ulrike
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- Ulrike

Useful preparation

Bought this in anticipation of a business trip to China later this year. Very useful, particularly the info on the importance of business cards and the section where they take you through a 'typical' business meeting. They give you a few useful Chinese phrases at the very end, but it's by no means comprehensive, so you might need a phrasebook too.
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- Vincent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2008
  • Publisher: Creative Content Ltd