LEAST LIKELY - Finland is a highly individualistic society, and as such people tend to see themselves more in terms of individual and close family. On the contrary Brasil is a highly collectivistic society, and as such people usually identify strongly to groups, for example very big extended families. They think in term of “us” and not “I”. Compared to Brazilians, Finns value minimal small-talk in business before and after a meeting, but contrary to collectivistic societies, in an individualistic society business transaction does not depend on the level of knowledge of the other person that strongly.
In this case, perhaps, the Brazilian didn’t understand why the Finn didn’t take time to chat more with him, and to get to know each other better. In lacking the necessary knowledge about how important it is to build a good relationship in Brazil, the Finn would from now on not be invited again. The Brazilian possibly understood his behaviour as not committed to the business, and therefore not serious and trustworthy enough. In the Finn’s case, we think that he didn’t see small-talk of the essence in this situation, since they were lacking time. He prefered to jump right to business in order to be more efficient.