Business-travel with me -on Instagram

On my recent India-roundtrip I visited 5 states and had fruitful meetings with enthusiastic people in my network. And - this time I actually shot some photos...

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...

Unqualified people in “not proper jobs”. Great?

One of many interesting Indian traditions is creating jobs that's actually not required. "Not proper jobs". The thought behind that is as simple as it's nice: to...
Devant cross country skiing in Pune India

Cross country skiing and Cricket. Norway vs India – in our own Olympic Games...

When we celebrated our 10 first years of operation in India (2010), we did a few things that I think never has been done in Pune earlier....

Top diplomatic presence at NICCI meeting to promote Norwegian business in India

"We need to hear from you - to know what to do for you" This was the clear message from Mr. Eivind Homme, Norwegian ambassador to India. That...

I have a Norway-India business hangover

  In the Norway-India business community, we are pinching our arms, asking ourselves what actually happened last week. The Indian President was here - wasn't he? Bringing the...

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...
Teamphoto - first businesstrip to India

My shocking India business takeoff – in 1999

I started a company in Pune before ever visiting India. That for sure didn't make my first India trip less of a shock. What an attention we...
smart-city-delhi-2016

3 days Indulging in Smart City solutions – for a better tomorrow

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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"...