Category Archives: doing business in India

Infrastructure Questions in Global Business Selling

Boston is getting back to business today, two days after a transformer fire that knocked out power to most of the Back Bay, affecting hundreds of homes, businesses, hotels, schools and colleges.  Two days!  That’s a lot of lost business. … Continue reading

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Skills for the Changing Global Business Model

I’ve seen many presentations about working in a global business that start with the same kinds of information you find in a travel guide: languages, currency, holidays, maps.  These are very important details for anyone working with people in another … Continue reading

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Biocon: Model for the New Global Business?

I saw Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, speak at MIT last week (thank you, Legatum Center!).  Her entire presentation, titled “Delivering Affordable Drugs through Affordable Innovation,”  is available online here, and is well worth viewing. Biocon … Continue reading

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Boston – Drink Like You’re in Bombay

A huge water pipe broke in eastern Massachusetts earlier today, taking out the clean water supply to Boston and most of the surrounding cities and towns, probably for several days or even a week.  Listening to the news, I was … Continue reading

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Evaluating Vendors Across Cultures

Recently we were talking with an American client about an upcoming trip to India to evaluate outsourcing vendors.  They are experienced managers, who have evaluated a number of vendors for different kinds of services for their business, and they have … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Globalization in the Banking Crisis

The layout on the first page of today’s business section in the New York Times creates a powerful meta-message. The first article, As Wall Street Stumbles…, is about how major banking firms in the U.S. are sending key employees to … Continue reading

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Sandeep Sood on the Not-So-Flat World

I’ve been a fan of Sandeep Sood’s wickedly funny comic “Doubtsourcing” for some years now. (He seems to be taking a breather right now, writing about big B’s campaign, but that’s another story…) Yesterday his newsletter pointed me to an … Continue reading

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So, You're Going to India for the First Time! (3 of 3)

What to eat & not eat: The main rule is to not drink the water – drink only bottled water, or sealed beverages (like sodas or juices in bottles), or hot tea or coffee. This also means insisting on “no … Continue reading

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So, You're Going to India for the First Time! (2 of 3)

What to expect when you arrive in India: For many American travelers, the hardest part of a trip to India is the time from when you leave the airplane and arrive in your hotel. You will likely step off the … Continue reading

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So, You're Going to India for the First Time! (1 of 3)

One aspect of the increasing globalization of businesses is that more businesspeople find themselves traveling abroad to developing countries, often for the first time. If you are an American making your first business visit to India, here are some tips, … Continue reading

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