Brazil for Foreigners is a concept that we have developed for Companies willing to grow into the Brazilian market.
As unusual as it might sound, many individuals who haven’t visited Brazil still hold the misconception that the country is solely defined by its Carnival celebrations, picturesque beaches, and fervent football culture.
This situation is equally prevalent when engaging with business professionals who lack familiarity with the nuances of the local culture.
Here is an example: An individual hailing from Los Angeles, entrusted with overseeing the South American market for his company, expressed concerns about working in Brazil due to his lack of proficiency in both Spanish and ….Braziian language… You’ve read it correctly! he said exaclty so!
While this might come across like a joke, it’s an actual fact.
For those with some exposure to Brazilian culture, this might appear perplexing.
However, it’s not uncommon to encounter inquiries regarding whether Brazilian people converse in Brazilian or Spanish.
The aim of this post is to introduce Brazil to those seeking to engage in business endeavors within the country. It provides an unconventional perspective, offering insights on navigating this remarkable nation.
Numerous individuals arrive with the assumption that their technical expertise suffices for triumph and expansion. A colonialistic mindset, to say the least!
Even the astute Machiavelli emphasized in his masterpiece “The Prince” that venturing into unfamiliar territories necessitates an understanding of the local culture, surpassing mere technical knowledge.
Being myself a Gringo in Brazil (I am Italian) and having been working and residing in Brazil for over a decade, I willingly embrace the challenge of portraying Brazil through the eyes of an outsider, while honoring the authentic essence of its diverse culture(s).
The intentional use of parentheses around the “s” in “cultures” serves to highlight the multiplicity.
When discussing Brazil, it’s imperative to recognize the amalgamation of cultures that range from the distinctly European-influenced southern regions to the more equatorially positioned, African-inspired cultures in the north and northeast.
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