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Sarah Palin Heads to India: What she needs to know part 3

March 15, 2011

Ms. Palin, Just a few more days until you are bound for India. In my last post we talked about honoring the hierarchy and planning for meetings (Indians are often quite late). Today we are going to talk about the big issues inside India. Think BRIC. Don’t be like Obama, walking in expecting a bunch of deals [...]

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What time is it? India’s Time Orientation

March 14, 2011

Every wonder why time  = money? Its an American phenomenon that we all hold dear which flows through everything we do inside organizations. We think about time all the time, focusing on delivering on time, being on time, and not wasting time. In India, time is not thought of in the same way much to the [...]

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Sarah Palin Heads to India: What she needs to know Part 2

March 11, 2011

Ms. Palin Last time I gave you some ideas on wardrobe and avoiding, if possible, switching over to NBC to watch Outsourced for tips on India. Today we will get down to business….what do you need to know about putting together an effective schedule while in India and how can you be “polite” when meeting [...]

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Sarah Palin Heads to India: What She Needs to Know Part 1

March 10, 2011

Dear Ms. Palin: You are heading to India. Fantastic. However, I remain concerned that you may not know all of the things you need to know before departing. With great concern for you and your image…this letter will get you thinking about what to wear. Dress for Success For you Ms. Palin, this will not [...]

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India and US Outsourcing/Multi-National Solutions: People, Process, Product

January 24, 2011

After an extremely successful webinar last week (you missed it? Replay it here: http://theglobalmanager.com/webinar/) I have been coming back to the 3 p’s again and again during private consultations with participants. I am going to share some insights here on the 3 p’s for all of my readers to enjoy. This feedback goes both ways – its helpful to [...]

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Sexual Harassment in India: US firms should act NOW

December 10, 2010

I was interviewed by Human Resource Executive Online a few weeks back on the new survey released by the Centre for Transforming India on sexual harassment in the IT/BPO workplace.  They finalized and posted the story this afternoon here: http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=533326943 The results of the survey are eye opening to what is occurring inside India’s IT sector through [...]

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India’s Rural Market: The time is now

December 7, 2010

Neilsen released a series of data on India’s rural market last week at their first India based conference. Data points everyone thinking about selling to India or already in trying to sell to India: – India’s consumer persists as a crossover shopper.  They visit many stores instead of relying on only one to service their [...]

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Wal-Mart’s Failure to Convert India: The Numbers Tell the Story

December 2, 2010

Wal-Mart is making all kinds of press in recent weeks with its partial acquisition of South African Massmart.  What no one is reporting on is that Wal-Mart continues to fail in India because India takes the same complaints voiced in South Africa seriously. In South Africa two business groups in particular are citing concerns about [...]

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Buffet Finds Replacement the American Way: “Something piqued my interest”

November 30, 2010

Warren Buffet rocked the world when he announced his replacement (WSJ Article)would be a very unknown hedge fund guy from Connecticut.  Very unknown to the point that no newspaper has a photo of him.  This move is seen as a wow on many fronts but the best explanation for the whole thing? Buffet and his [...]

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BRIC Growth Numbers

November 23, 2010

Economic growth predictions are in for 2011.  Results for the BRIC floated up to the top: Brazil: 4.4 Russia: 4.4 India: 8.3 China: 9 Others that had high marks: Saudi Arabia: 6.3 Argentina: 4.4 As I spoke about a few weeks back at the NJ PMI conference to a crowd of 500: if your company [...]

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