November 25, 2012

The $100 Startup Goes to India

Greetings from Hong Kong. I made it in from Vancouver last night and will be flying on to Mumbai shortly to begin the first leg of an extended tour in India.

I’m very excited about this trip. I haven’t been to India in many years—in fact, the last time I was there was right after I started writing this blog way back in 2008.

This is also my first experience in presenting the ideas and stories from The $100 Startup to a crowd that is primarily cross-cultural. I don’t expect that everything from the U.S. or “the western world” applies elsewhere, and I try to position myself as a learner. At the same time, however, I also believe that the ability to start a successful microbusiness and earn a good living on your own is increasingly becoming universal.

India is a nation of entrepreneurs with many people earning their own incomes and making their own way. It will be interesting to see how these things play out over talks in five cities over the next ten days. Jolie is with me on this trip, and we’re eager to explore a country we have both long admired.

Indian readers, the following events are free and open to the public:

Tuesday 27 November 2012

11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. Event at Juhu Jagriti Hall, 1st Floor, Main Campus, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400 056

5.30-6.30 p.m. Event at Dome-1, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058

Wednesday 28 November 2012

2.00-3.00 p.m. Event at the Auditorium, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Lakhamshi Napoo Road, Near Matunga (Central Rly.), Mumbai- 400 019

Thursday 29 November 2012

2.00-3.30 p.m. Event at Vishwabhavan Auditorium, Symbiosis International University, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

Saturday 1 December 2012

11.30 a.m. -1.30 p.m. Talk at Confluence, IIM Ahmedabad Campus

Monday 3 December 2012

2.00-3.00 p.m. Event at Amity Global Business School, No 372 Koramangala 3 Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034

Tuesday 4 December 2012

11.00 a.m. Event at Multimedia Auditorium, Christ University, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029

Wednesday 5 December 2012

2.00 p.m. Event at IBS India Gurgaon Campus

Thursday 6 December 2012

4.00-6.00 p.m. Event at Faculty of Management Studies, North Campus, Delhi University

You can sign up for free tickets (no need to print them) and reminders on the tour site. Books will be available for sale at all events.

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Final Reminder on Holiday Sale

As mentioned last week, I’ll be making some changes in the Unconventional Guides business soon. Change is good. Therefore, this is your final reminder of the once-a-year holiday sale. (Stock up now! Lowest prices in history! Etc. etc.).

Everything is 15% off with discount code STUFFING, and Combo Packs are 25% off with discount code PIE.

And now, off to Mumbai…

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