The following snippet from one of my lectures in the KBC Professional Certification Program is now part of the ebook Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!
From the lecture in Chapter 5 of Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!
"Asians are renowned for giving lots of gifts. Since I mentioned my Mom in the last lesson, I’ll go ahead and bring her up again by saying that she comments regularly about how generous my wife is because my wife always shows up with gifts when we visit. But I keep telling my wife to slow down on the gift-giving because she’s frequently disappointed that others don’t reciprocate as she expects (or that our family caps the price of Christmas gifts at $25 since “it’s the thought that counts” – OK, so maybe we’re a little extreme.)
"The core disconnect here though is…"