The future is what you can see, today

I am not talking about fortune-telling. But business vision is, in a way, fortune-telling. Two and a half years back, when we wanted to name our strategy consultancy, we looked at the core of our business idea: we were getting into the business of helping companies┬áreimagine┬átheir future growth by directing their focus to new, emerging,Continue reading “The future is what you can see, today”

Canada’s Choices: Ignore or embrace the Indian customer?

At the IIFA Global Business Forum at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, CIBC released a white paper titled ” Spicing Up the Ontario-India Economic Relationship”. On this occasion Benjamin Tal, the Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. spoke on the highlights of the research and analysis done and the findings ofContinue reading “Canada’s Choices: Ignore or embrace the Indian customer?”

The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.

Last week at the FITT National Conference 2011 in Ottawa, I presented the concept of how Canada-India-Middle East combined, presents an Opportunity Triangle for Canadian businesses. One of the key barriers to Canada’s stellar performance in the global markets is our mindset of relying heavily on trade with the US market. Hence, ┬áthe lack ofContinue reading “The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.”

Canada, India & the Middle East: The Opportunity Triangle

If you are in the business of International Trade or if you are a Canadian entrepreneur or SME looking to explore the potential for your business in global markets, this year’s FITT’s 14th National Conference: The Road to Trade Success must interest you. I will be one of the speakers at this event at HolidayContinue reading “Canada, India & the Middle East: The Opportunity Triangle”

Canadian business in India: A success story

” Waiting for the world to come to us is not an option…we have to go out to the world”. Joseph. P Repovs, the CEO and Bob Repovs, President and COO of Samco Machinery presented their India story at the breakfast meeting organized by the Toronto chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs [TiE], last week. TheContinue reading “Canadian business in India: A success story”

BRICS- A Dramatically Different World

BRIC: A term coined by Goldman Sachs in late 2001, today it rolls off the tongue of many, globally. At a time when South Africa has just joined the group [late April 2011], for it to be rechristened as BRICS, these findings from papers published by the Goldman Sachs Global Research Centre in 2003 andContinue reading “BRICS- A Dramatically Different World”

Canada’s second “home market”: India.

I believe developed markets, for the sake of their own sustenance, need to look outward and have to create what I’d like to call their second ‘home market’. As growth tapers and as a product’s ‘home market’ ages, the imperative is that it has to create it’s new second ‘home market’ in today’s shifting economicContinue reading “Canada’s second “home market”: India.”

Rmagine in the media. “One. Just one reason to invest in India”

Forget the ‘twentyone’ reasons why….. to do anything. We will keep it short and simple for all those Canadian and US businesses looking to expanding into new global markets. If you want to examine why your business may want to consider India, I have just one reason. To know more, I’d like you to takeContinue reading “Rmagine in the media. “One. Just one reason to invest in India””

Emerging Markets Consumer Survey- India

Thanks to Credit Suisse Research, a research done by AC Nielsen on the Emerging Markets Consumer has some very revealing facts for Canadian and US businesses looking to India as a potential market. The survey was done among 13,000 adults in Brazil, India, China, Russia, Latin America, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Key pointers: Mood ofContinue reading “Emerging Markets Consumer Survey- India”

Phenomenal business growth from Saudi Arabia for Canada

The Profit magazine and Business without Borders did a short piece on ‘Canada’s Hottest Markets’ of growth in trade between 2005 and 2009, this December. Guess who came on top? A market that had grown 164% in exports during this period. That huge consuming machine and one of the wealthiest nations of the world- SaudiContinue reading “Phenomenal business growth from Saudi Arabia for Canada”