S: Micah S. - Global Business Etiquette
BC: The End
1: Finland : A northern European/Scandinavian country. Close to Norway and Sweden. Capital : Helsinki Languages spoken, primarily : Finnish, with Swedish as a minority language Location, ethnically : Near Norway, Swedish, and close to Russia
2: Finland is known for cold, temperate conditions; Snowy weather is common, with good humidity.
4: Giving gifts to hosts is virtually required.
5: Flowers are a good gift; However, they're never given in even numbers. | Wine, and/or high-quality chocolates also do well.
6: Typical greeting : firm handshake, with ones first and surname repeated.
8: In Finland, the sauna serves a special role in life. Business meetings are often followed-up in a sauna. This allows the conversation to continue more informally.
10: "Viking Line to order new ship from Turku shipyard" "Uspenski Cathedral burglars receive prison sentences"
11: Finland, in the news
13: I'd selected Finland for this project because of an interest in the similar traits of its people's culture and my own traits. Polite, reserved, yet outspoken and straight-forward when required. Tasteful, yet tactless.