Thursday, December 15, 2011

Video: Is there an Indian Way of doing Business?

Have you ever wondered, if there was such a thing as an Indian way of doing business? Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik has a title of Chief Belief Officer at the Future Group. Business Sutra is a special series on CNBC TV18 India presented by Dr. Pattanaik where he attempts to answer this question in a conversational setting facilitated by Ms. Menaka Doshi.

Business Sutra discusses the purpose of a corporation, short term goals versus long term ideals, leadership qualities, dharma sankat and modern day business conflicts, ownership versus management, the lifecycle of a business and similiar issues pertaining to Leadership & Governance.

Did you find this resource helpful? Leave your comments below.

Related Links:
Dr. Devdutt Pattanai
Business Sutra-Leadership
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Friday, December 9, 2011

International Business: Doing Business in India

Today I attended a great informational briefing on the International Business Development Trade Mission to India. It was sponsored by the newly created Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  The mission is scheduled to travel to India tentatively April 21-May 2 2012 to explore ways to tackle the rapidly expanding water and waste water market.  The mission will include visits to major mega cities in India namely: New Delhi, Mumbai and perhaps even Chennai. The trip will include market briefings, one-on-one business meetings with potential customers, facility tours, first-hand market intelligence on exporting, and investment & R&D opportunities.  To learn more about this trade mission visit the WEDC website.

The briefing today was presented by Mr. Arup Mitra, a senior Commercial Specialist in the US Commercial Service office from Kolkata, India.  It was insightful to learn about challenges and opportunities that are currently being created in India as a result of the growing water crisis. Access to fresh, clean, safe drinking water has been always been a known challenge in India.  With its growing population at 1.2 billion with a GDP of over $1 trillion, India continues to grow at a steady rate of over 7%.  This growth adds to the growing stress of the steadily diminishing natural resource - water!  The key issues that India faces with water resources are: declining availability, increasing demand and the general water quality. These issues give rise to opportunities for companies in USA and other advanced countries to help address this immediate critical need. This need can be addressed by means of technology innovation, infrastructure installation, community education, successful foreign partnerships, government subsidies etc.

I eagerly look forward to continue learning about this trade mission as additional information becomes available to me in the upcoming weeks.

Are you are a US based company thinking about doing business in India? If so, what are some of the markets sectors you have considered ? What do you think would be your biggest challenge in doing business with India ?
Please share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Links of Related Interest:
U.S Commercial Service
Milwaukee Water Council
Doing Business in India
Aquatech India Conference 2012
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

15 Best Facebook Business Pages

A great article from HubSpot Blog by Kipp Bodnar about some of the most captivating and well designed Facebook pages. I especially like Nutella & LL Bean's pages. Which ones got your attention? Share your comments below!

The 15 Best Facebook Pages You've Ever Seen
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Video: 5 Ways to Win in Business

I found this great resource on a leadership topic.  This video was produced by Meet the Boss TV - 5 ways to Win in Business. We can learn about leadership not just from business, but from a variety of sources. In this video, 5 Ways to Win in Business, the producer has complied great lessons from sports players. I hope that you find it helpful. Do you have a practical tip for us that worked for you? Please share your thoughts below!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I cleared my Project Management Professional Certification Exam (PMP)

The cake I took into work the next day. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, was yummy!
I am so happy to announce that I achieved my Project Management Professional PMP certification from the Project Management Institute, PMI last Wednesday. I got the authorization/confirmation to take the exam in February and I scheduled my exam for July. I must say it is very challenging to study in the summer, but I was brave and continued my study game plan. I was so relieved to see the "Congratulations, you passed" on the screen after the gruelling 4 hours and 30 minutes. The exam is preceded by a 15 minute optional tutorial and followed by a 15 minute optional survey. 

I have already been requested by some of my colleagues to coach them as they prepare to take this exam also and I have gladly agreed to help them!

Are any of you readers also preparing for their Project Management PMP certification credential or perhaps are considering it? Please feel free to leave your comments below.
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