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Korean Business Etiquette: The Cultural Values and Attitudes That Make Up the Korean Business Personality

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This book offers a penetrating view of the morals and values that shape the Korean business personality; cultural keys that turn Koreans on and off, and how best to communicate with them.
"Korean Business Etiquette" will show what really makes Korean workers tick-and how to do business the Korean way. With its authoritative scholarship, practical insights, and guidelines f
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ebook, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Tuttle Publishing (first published August 15th 2004)
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Earl Grey Tea
Even after being in a Korea for over six years now, I was able to learn quite a few things about Korean culture through this book. A lot of times people are quick to say "Because of Confucianism, Korea is like this." However, the same people tend not to go much farther than that when explaining the background for certain parts of Korean society. This book however delves deeper into Korean history and traditional Confucian values that still impact the psyche of modern Koreans.

This is a general bo
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Matthew
Not bad at all. Chapters are broken up into sizeable chunks that are insightful and easy to read. My biggest complaint stems from the fact that despite the author's extensive knowledge of the Korean language, he refrains from using any 한글 in the book - only romanization of key terms. This makes for a sloppy glossary.

Don't let this questionable editing mistake steer you away from this book - not only does it contain nugget after nugget of valuable information, it also contains a fantastic summary
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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in G ...more
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