Are Germans rude? I wouldn’t say so; only that our understanding of being polite may differ from what you think is decent behaviour. Read more "Are Germans rude?"
Tag: German Mentality
Doing Business in Germany is easier when you know the Hidden Rules
When entering a new market, a whole lot can terribly go wrong, and often the local, in our case, German business culture plays a big role. Read more "Doing Business in Germany is easier when you know the Hidden Rules"
How to build Trust in a Business Relationship
In many cultures, people would especially (or only) trust their friends and family and may consider people in their extended network – that is, friends of friends of friends – especially trustworthy. That is not (so much) the case in Germany. Read what to preferably do in the first stages of trying to build rapport with a (mainstream) decision maker. Read more "How to build Trust in a Business Relationship"
What is “pünktlich” for a German?
Germany ranks as one of the top countries worldwide when it comes to the stress we put on punctuality. But what is “pünktlich”? Read more "What is “pünktlich” for a German?"
Dear Google: “how can i get client from german”?
Advice on how to make it in Germany: Some important leadings questions when trying to build business in Germany. Read more "Dear Google: “how can i get client from german”?"
Germans are cold and distant. FALSE.
“Coming from Serbia, a country which looks at Germany as a promising land for all of those trying to make it big, I have had ideas about what Germans and Germany are like since I was very young. Precision, punctuality and order but also stiffness, awkwardness and strictness are usually the first associations people in my region have about Germans”, says Milica. Did that perspective change over the time….? Read more "Germans are cold and distant. FALSE."
How to follow-up with German Prospects
How to get an answer from a prospective client in Germany? How to follow-up with German prospects, and what common mistakes you should avoid. Read more "How to follow-up with German Prospects"
A single-digit, even-numbered List of Bullshit Advice on How to do Business with Germans
A lot of nonsense articles can be found on how to do business in xyz-country. What might be true when it comes to how Germans tick? Read more "A single-digit, even-numbered List of Bullshit Advice on How to do Business with Germans"