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Thinking of aiming your new-business push at Russia, rather than Asia? Be clear about payment before signing a deal. – One hapless product designer was flattered to be asked in by a Russia camera company to discuss design.

Thinking of aiming your new-business push at Russia, rather than Asia? Be clear about payment before signing a deal.

One hapless product designer was flattered to be asked in by a Russia camera company to discuss design. However, the chat revealed there were no fees. But, said the client, I can pay you in kind. What kind? Twenty-five tractors, came the reply.

A lucrative proposition? A UK tractor expert advised that far from being an investment, the models in question would be great for anyone planning a tractor museum. Enough said.

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