Just Call Me Canadian

Yanks are direct when it comes to business. Friendly and cordial at the outset of a meeting, they are quick to get down to work — a style that some European counterparts can find disconcerting. Brits, on the other hand, prefer a “don't rock the boat” style when it comes to meetings, leaving things under-stated and vague. The French — often explicit and clear about what they desire — hate this about the British.

Stereotypical? Certainly. So in the world of international business, how u

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