Every business consultant heard the following question more than once: "Nobody knows me, what should I do?" If you conduct even the smallest research, you will find that even great professionals can be shy and without self-promotion.
The system which reflects the will of majority is very good for society, but when you look at the great business achievements it suddenly comes to mind that a kind of dictatorship is more appropriate in the long run.
You are leading your team in negotiations with a very important client. Everything goes just fine and smooth until your colleague says "OK, what more can we do to please you?!" At that very moment your team member destroyed your initiative and probably the deal.
Western businessmen very often have mixed emotions about doing business with United Arab Emirates. Some of them think that UAE is still very closed civilization and some that the whole world is globalized and works in the western way. However, the truth is in the middle.
When doing business in a foreign country cultural differences are of great importance. Fantastic presentation, brilliant idea and good-looking numbers mean nothing if you don't know what is acceptable in other culture and what is not.
Businessmen are faced with making decisions all day, every day. They try to get all the facts to be able to assess the situation clearly and in an objective way. However, one enemy of decision making is there all the time: the stress.