A business lesson from my Indian entrepreneur heroes – the Dabbawallas

The unstoppable Dabbawallas of Mumbai are always on schedule. No excuse. The secret is pure dedication and a 135 years old no-tech system. The accuracy in daily...

Ambani thought me being modest won’t get you anywhere in India

This is an important lesson learned from my very interesting meeting with India’s biggest business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani.

Why I chose to work with Kalpavruksh

Have a look at what convinced me that the Patni Groups Scandinavian outsourcing-arm is a gift to Norwegian software developers and IT-departments. Solid owners – the Patni family...

The India lion is attacking

  The new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of promises to live up to. Hundreds of millions that helped putting him where he is,  expect...
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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"...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...