Access to Asia – Business

Author Name: Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.

Book Title: Access to Asia

Book Synopsis: Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today’s global business leaders and managers, whether traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Drawing from her extensive experience and global connections, author Sharon Schweitzer suggests that irrespective of their industry, everyone is essentially in the relationship business. Within Asia, building trust and inspiring respect are vital steps in developing business relationships that transcend basic contractual obligations. Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from 80 regional experts in 10 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea. Discover the unique eight-question framework that provides rich interview material and insight from respected cultural experts. Track cultural progress over time and highlight areas in need of improvement with the Self-Awareness Profile. Learn the little-known facts, reports, and resources that help establish and strengthen Asian business relationships.

Effective cross-cultural communication is mandatory for today’s successful global business leaders. For companies and individuals looking to engage more successfully with their counterparts in Asia, “Access to Asia” showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.

Author Bio: Sharon Schweitzer, J.D. is a cross-cultural consultant, international business etiquette expert, award-winning author, and the founder of Access to Culture. As a global citizen, she has lived and traveled to more than 70 countries on 7 continents. She speaks French and some Czech.

Sharon helps business leaders and organizational teams understand global cultures ”and the tremendous role these cultural nuances play in establishing strong, successful international business relationships and increasing revenue.

She is the author of the best-selling book, “Access to Asia”, a guide providing insider tips on culture, dining etiquette and business protocols across the globe, in the USA and 10 Asian countries. Her Amazon #1 international business best-seller was named to the Best Books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews. Sharon serves as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People.

She was a 2016 Winner of the British Airways International Trade, Investment and Expansion Award (small business category) at the Greater Austin Business Awards. She is currently a Board Member of the following organizations: Global Thinkers Forum, London, South Texas College of Law-Houston, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Sharon graduated from the Ohio State University and South Texas College of Law “ Houston.

Publisher Name: Wiley