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updated 6/9/2014 1:46:51 PM ET 2014-06-09T17:46:51

The popular catchphrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” is also true of offensive behavior.

In France, it is common for a man to greet a lady with a quick kiss on the cheek, even in a business setting. In China and India, that sort of familiar contact with business associates is frowned upon. And in Germany, if a business associate nods upon shaking your hand, then it is considered good form to return the nod.  

Related: The Esquire Guy's Irreverent Rules for the Perfect Business Lunch

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