In Germany, personal relationships are not needed to do business. The Germans are more interested in your academic credentials and the amount of time your company has been in business. Germans display great deference to people in authority, so it is imperative that they understand your level relative to their own. Following the established protocol is critical to building and maintaining business relationships. Germany is heavily regulated and extremely bureaucratic. Decision making is held at the top of the company. Final decisions are translated into rigorous, comprehensive action steps that you can expect will be carried out to the letter. Avoid confrontational behavior or high-pressure tactics. It can be counter productive. Once a decision is made, it will not be changed.
"this is your heart and you should never let it rule your head."
Look at me, I’m afraid. Afraid. I’ve always been able to keep myself distant. Divorce myself from feelings. But look, you see, body’s betraying me. Interesting, yes, emotions. The grit on the lens, the fly in the ointment.
I felt doubt. I’ve always been able to trust my senses, the evidence of my own eyes