The way people do business around the world can differ by quite a bit; what may be acceptable or appropriate in one business culture can be an utter faux pas in another. For example, name-dropping and nepotism, while common and widely practiced in Argentina, is largely frowned upon elsewhere.
It’s certainly surprising how clueless or insensitive some people can be when it comes to cultural nuances in business etiquette. If you intend to do business with another country – or even work for a global company with a cosmopolitan culture – you might like to stay away from making a fool of yourself. To that effect, here’s a simple yet useful infographic from AT&D Communications that highlights the various cultural norms across different countries: