Understand the host's country, values, customs, and believes. Don't assume that your values are shared.
When you are in a foreign country, you are a guest. They are the host and they have the power.
You are a foreigner and you will never really understand them.
Multi-National Corporations get their competitive advantage from their ability to transfer their experience across borders and avoid mistakes.
International investment is a long-term investment. The measures of its return should also be a long-term one.
You will have little success without true respect for the host country and its people. If you do not respect them, they'll know it.