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To wear or not to wear… a suit to a business dinner in Myanmar

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DURING one of our first customer dinners in Myanmar, my team and I had to grapple with a difficult question: what to wear. In many other places this would be an easy choice. Just your regular shirt and tie, and maybe a coat, would do. But we thought that in this case, it would be the right thing...

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