It really is interesting how different business is in India vs. the U.S. Relationships in India trump the quality or price of a product every time. I’ve been traveling to various universities this week with a very well connected dealer. Professors don’t even ask about our products. They just want to talk to the dealer.

Another thing that is quite different is the type of questions that are asked of me during a visit with a customer. Besides talking about my company, they also throw out several curveball questions completely unrelated. These are the most common:

  • How do you like India?
  • What is your level of education?
  • Are you married?
  • Is the food too spicy for you?
  • What is your religion?
  • Did you have your breakfast today?
  • What do you relish most?
  • Does everyone in America own a gun?

There is a festival in India over the next few days. As always, traffic gets pretty rough from all the people in the street.







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