Launch week – update

I promised to send regular updates on the progress of the book, so here goes:

I was asked to write a guest column for Business World, in which I offer some nuggets from the interviews I conducted with the entrepreneurs – such as how they are fundamentally different to their Western peers. You can read the article here: http://www.businessworld.in/bw/2010_01_15_Enterprising_India_Inc.html

I’ve also been asked to write a comment piece in the Economic Times of India on what India Inc can teach the world. Let me know if you have any views or ideas to incorporate. On the issue of PR, Real Business Magazine is going to feature two extracts from my book, as are a number of various trade magazines.

With regards to events, we had a small family ceremony this weekend at the legendary Hare Krishna temple in Watford, which used to be George Harrison’s home, where my family invited some close friends to share the moment. Later this week, we have the main UK launch event in which we expect around 150 of our clients, associates, and friends to attend – should be great fun.

On India Inc, the story that caught my attention is the proposed bid by Anil Ambani to acquire the beleagured Hollywood studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), whose back catalogue includes the James Bond series, Ben Hur, The Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind – all major blockbusters. Last year, Ambani inked a deal with Steven Spielberg to produce some films together which raised some eyebrows – it’s also one of the major conversations I had with Kishore Lulla, Chairman of Eros, who’s featured in my book.

Feel free to send me your thoughts on what I should write in the Economic Times piece.

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