Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Having been raised on different continents, I learned from a young age the significance of being mindful of cultural nuances and the ever-important aspect of assimilation. In the business world, this could not be more profound.
I was working in China several years ago when a US-based client was looking to partner with a Chinese company in Shanghai. One of my conditions for representing him was that he would follow the protocols that I laid out for him.