Shake Hands or Bow

Adventures in International Business

Hi, I’m Randal Reid. Welcome to Shake Hands or Bow.

This is where I share tips, insights, and lessons learned from 20 years of

negotiating my way around the world.

I am an attorney and a business consultant. I’ve had a very diverse career involving practicing law, consulting, selling real estate, and managing various businesses. I have worked at companies ranging in size from four employees to 90,000 and across several different industries.

The most rewarding aspects of my career have been when I have been engaged in what I call “cultural exploration” — interacting with people from different countries. Fortunately, I’ve been able to pursue that passion in the context of working on many cross-border business transactions. (To learn more about how I discovered that passion, you should read this Post.)

This is my personal blog. It is focused on sharing my experiences in international business. My goal is to educate and entertain by creating insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are involved in international business or other cross-cultural interactions — or aspire to be — then this blog is for you.

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