Language: a challenge in becoming a global business

In recent discussions with a business prospect about their India entry, the issue of language came up. In particular, the prospect wanted to know if they will need to adapt their product in several Indian languages, and whether a British or an American accent will be preferable in their automated self-service system. Brief and interesting … Continue reading Language: a challenge in becoming a global business

Mumbai Remembrance, London, Friday Dec 5th

The recent events in Mumbai have affected many of us around the world directly or indirectly, irrespective of our nationality or connections with India. To remember the dead and the injured, some of us in London are organising a quiet, non-political, non-religious time for us to stop and reflect for a while, as follows: Date: Friday, December the 5th … Continue reading Mumbai Remembrance, London, Friday Dec 5th

The social media opportunity in India (1)

My investor and business clients are increasingly interested in investing in India. While many of the conversations are about the less glamorous sectors, the chatter about social media is unavoidable. A quick Google search on the 'social media opportunity in India' brings up over 0.5 million articles, in English alone. This suggests a considerable degree … Continue reading The social media opportunity in India (1)

Do Wii agree?

I learnt this morning, via Paul Kedrosky, of Om Malik having suffered a heart attack. Om is 43, and a leading Silicon Valley technology journalist, commentator and writer, whose influential commentary is widely read. It sounds dreadful and sobering that a 43 year old should have a heart attack. Om is also of Indian origin. … Continue reading Do Wii agree?