People often want to learn cultural Dos and Don’ts when going abroad—such as: “In Japan, present your business card with both hands.” But rules like this often don’t get you very far. Culture is much more complex than any set of etiquette rules. How should we respond to such requests? Why are simplistic questions or stereotypical statements about culture so common? In this episode, Yvonne van der Pol and Joseph Shaules explore this Dos and Don’ts dilemma from the brain-mind perspective. We ask: What’s the difference between surface and deep levels of cultural understanding? How can we go beyond Dos and Don’ts?