- Bosses seek to hire ‘critical thinkers,’ but what does that mean they want? wsj.com/articles/bosse…. Thank you @hampshirecolg ! 2 years ago
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Category Archives: doing business in India
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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