Spilling on the floor

“I’ll do it myself” meets “No way I am doing that”.

Where I come from, we have a "doing things ourself" mentality that is very strong. If something needs to be done, our first thought will be to...
(C) 2014 Trond Skundberg

My India business rule #3: Don’t take YES for an answer

The sweet taste of a YES doesn't last for long if the actual answer should have been NO. So, take some time to determine how much "yes"...

The simple formula to India success

  Are you eager to introduce your products or services to the billion people market India? Let me introduce you to criteria number one for India success.   You just...

Never expect a “NO” in India

When in India, you can't avoid getting into a situation where you think “why didn’t he just answer; no?” or “why didn’t she just tell me it...

Hinduism made really simple

Read on for 4 minutes, and I will give you a crash-course on Hinduism. The religion of almost one billion people in India. Written by: Trond Skundberg (C)2013 Rather...

My India business rule #2: Just assume that “what you see is NOT what...

  My experience is that in India hardly anything is as it looks. Nothing is as good as it seems. Nothing is as bad as it seems.   What looks...

Do you actually speak English?

If the conversation with someone is leading absolutely nowhere, it's tempting to pop the question "do you actually speak english?".  Let's look at some of the answers... I...

Secret: why a moustache is good for business in India

I thought a clean shave signalized trust, and hence was good for business. I was wrong A noteworthy high percentage of Indian men has a more or less...

My India-business-rule #1: Always expect the unexpected

It doesn't get more unexpected on a business trip than this: finding yourself on stage on a cultural extravaganza in India - DANCING. What on earth happened?...

Do’s and don’ts on business travel to India

Handshake when meeting people? Should I discuss religion and politics? How should I dress? What to do if I am invited home to someone? Should I offer...