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Taj Mahal By Marc O’Bryan and Stephen Allison

Our visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra was undoubtedly one of the biggest highlights of the trip. This wonder of the world, which attracts over one million visitors per year, was truly a magnificent sight that not many Americans … Continue reading

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Mandhana – Being Human Store Recap By Sam Kligman and Marc O’Bryan

Our tour of the Being Human store, led by executive manager, Manish Mandhana, revealed another example of an enterprising Indian company. The idea behind the Being Human brand is to promote improvements to education and health among the lower income … Continue reading

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MBA Group Visit to Groupon By Chester Hiu and Stephen Allison

Our second business visit on June 20, 2013, was to Groupon in New Delhi. Our short bus ride over from Lemon Tree brought us directly to the modest accommodations of Groupon’s team India. We met with Ankur Warikoo, CEO of … Continue reading

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Lemon Tree By Stephen Allison and Chester Hiu

On June 20th the Cal Poly MBA class of 2013 had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Rahul Pandit, a member of Lemon Tree’s senior management. Our research on the company and meeting with Mr. Pandit has given me an … Continue reading

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BIBA Apparels Pvt Ltd By Bryan deRegt and Amy McDougall

Meena Bindra was a wife of a military man in India looking for a little extra pocket money. To accomplish this goal, she decided to begin designing and making some garments out of her house. She made traditional ethnic garments … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Dreams By Marc O’Bryan and Joshua Bingham

Our visit to Kingdom of Dreams was a great way to start the trip. This world class entertainment park offers visitors the opportunity to experience all of India at just one stop. One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the … Continue reading

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Indian Power Grid Expansion by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-31/day-two-of-indias-blackout-hits-half-the-population India has a power grid that is under incredible strain at the moment and has been having “back-to-back grid failures.” Due to this, there has been a surge of bad reputation for the country and businesses like “crematoriums…switched back … Continue reading

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India coming to America by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/indian-companies-are-america-bound In order for Indian businesses provide competitive services for American clients there has been a recent phenomenon of reverse outsourcing. That is to say $27.7 billion were spent by Indian firms to move some of their operations to the … Continue reading

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Behavioral Architecting in India by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/behavior-architects-tackle-indias-social-problems#p2 Is it possible for marketing firms to save lives? India based FinalMile has proven to me it is. Using what has become known as behavioral economics in the U.S., the company reduced train track related deaths by 75% in … Continue reading

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The Growth of Online Retail in India by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-11/ebay-helps-snapdeal-an-ebay-wannabe-in-india Ironically, even though a large part of India’s population pays their professions off of providing services online to foreign customers its own “online retail comprises only 0.2% of India’s retail market.” This becomes less ironic when one considers the … Continue reading

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