Like most professionals in technology fields, I?m a bit fascinated by Mark Zuckerberg. Really, who could have predicted the meteoric rise of Facebook twelve years ago when it was just started? He?s not one to build the same wisdom-drenched following like Richard Branson or Guy Kawasaki.?But the day he put his newly acquired Mandarin Chinese […]
The International Entrepreneur ? Cultural Tips on India: an Interview with Indian Business Author and Journalist, Sandip Sen
The International Entrepreneur ? Cultural Tips on India: an Interview with Indian Business Author and Journalist, Sandip Sen This week, I am pleased to interview Sandip Sen of New Delhi, India. Mr. Sen has 32 years of business experience in India and left the business world in order to write about topics that should interest […]
The International Entrepreneur ? Overseas Distributors: Strategic Partners or Big Mistake? Many young internationalizing companies ask: should we use local distributors in overseas markets or enter markets directly? As with most questions in international business, the answer is? it depends. Here are some guidelines to making this key strategic decision. Knowing the Local Market One […]
Recently I spoke with an American friend, Susan who survived the layoff rounds at her company to find herself now reporting to a manager in India. She is the first US-based person in her multinational company to report to an India-based boss and the experience has been a mix of positive and negative. On the […]
The International Entrepreneur: Environmental Impact of Globalization
Is expanding into overseas markets going to hurt the environment? This question was raised recently to me by a CEO/founder/entrepreneur. The answer is: it depends how you conduct your business.