This "quick fix" guide will give you the inside information on how to do business and cope with business socialising in Russia.
Sir Winston Churchill famously said "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". This guide should be subtitled "Decoding the enigma - how to do business with Russians."
This guide will help to demystify the enigma, explains the Russian philosophy of doing business and gives invaluable information on why it is so important to respect their attitudes to Western businesses.
The Lowdown: Business Etiquette - Russia guide will give you practical tips on how to navigate your way through a business trip to Russia, how to behave and how NOT to behave in both business and business socialising situations to ensure that you maximise your time in Russia or in dealing with your Russian business colleagues and make you a greater asset to your company and your profession.
Topics Covered Include:
How to understand and build a business relationship
How to navigate your first business meeting - what to do and what NOT to do!
How Russia's business culture differs to the West.
Useful tips on what to research and prepare for your trip.
How to cope with social invitations and understand their critical importance in a business relationship
A list of useful phrases
An enjoyable listen but out of date (Even though it was written in 2008). Other books in the series such as Business etiquette Japan are written better. The book relied heavily on stereotypes.
Only covers business with 3rd parties in Russia. Preys on stereotypes a bit. I Was looking for more general coverage that would also apply to Russian business colleagues in the same company. It was about a blog post or short article's worth of useful content. The Q&A format was a little stilted and felt like in-house corporate training.