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Business without borders: Tips for crossing the cultural divide

Australia is a small economy in worldwide terms, and sooner or later, most businesses will need to deal with suppliers, customers or partners located overseas. Some countries are culturally similar, whereas others – even if the official language is English – are deceptively different. Having spent a few decades doing business overseas in the furniture industry, and now in a new three-way venture with Chinese, Italian, and Australian partners, I have a few general tips to help you prepare for

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