Cultural Dynamics. Take off the shoes to win. I was meeting with a group of Japanese businessmen in Tokyo, and our morning discussions had not gone well. For lunch my hosts rented a private room in a restaurant. As is the custom, they took off their shoes. I was wearing my dress
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I was meeting with a group of Japanese businessmen in Tokyo, and our morning
discussions had not gone well. For lunch my hosts rented a private room in a
restaurant. As is the custom, they took off their shoes. I was wearing my dress
cowboy boots and removed them. No sooner had we sat cross-legged on the dining mats than I began to receive the first smiles and laughter of the day. I was puzzled until one man said, "Mickey Mouse," pointing to my socks. My children had packed this footwear, which they had given me for my birthday. Not realizing I would be taking off my boots, I wore the socks. That moment in the restaurant was the turning point of the trip, and before I left Japan we had an agreement.
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