What to Wear – Sweden

Business Dress in Sweden The general guideline, whether for formal or informal situations, is to dress “neat and clean”. Swedes all dress well, but most will not stand out. The standard for an ordinary work day at the office is “business casual”, which can mean many things but doesn’t include jeans and khakis, t-shirts, shorts … Continued

Making Conversation – Sweden

The Swedes are fairly informal; however, they do separate “public” from “private”, so don’t be offended if they don’t inquire about your family or hobbies. These are not topics you should avoid at all costs, but it is a good idea to try and be sensitive to your partner in conversation. Weather is considered a … Continued

General Business Etiquette – Sweden

General Business Etiquette Never be late! Punctuality is an obsession with the Swedes. Being late to a meeting will reflect very badly on you. If you are running late, it is absolutely crucial to phone ahead and let the waiting person know. If you are running very late (more than 30 minutes), be open to … Continued

Fun Facts About Israel

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world. There are more Jewish people in New York than in Tel-Aviv. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher. More turkey per capita is consumed in Israel than any other country. Einstein was asked to be the prime minister of … Continued

Israeli Business Etiquette Tips

Israel is generally an informal country, even when it comes to business. Essentially, following western style conventions will do the trick, as long as you pay attention to local subtleties. General Business Etiquette It is useful to provide your host with an agenda and reconfirm pre-planned appointments since Israelis tend to multitask around their chaotic … Continued