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Business Etiquette and Customs:
Hard Facts and Statistics:
BBC Country Profile
CIA World Factbook
Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands
War, Love, God and Madness
The Agony of a People (Jani gal)
The Dreams of Sparrows
Dawn of the World (L'aube du monde)
Facts and statistics are a great starting point for learning about a new country, but to work effectively across cultures requires a deeper knowledge of how values influence behavior.
It is difficult, if not naive, to fit cultures into the neat little categories of national boundaries. This information is only a starting point for deeper cultural understanding.