“Alan Rosling...points out that while Indian entrepreneurism is at an exciting stage, it requires effective action to reap its full potential. Hence the question mark in the title. An excellent read and a welcome guide for entrepreneurs and policy-makers.
— Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra
JANUARY 31, 2018
by Michael Pelosi, Founder & President HKUST MBA Sales Club
On January 31st, 2018, Sales Club hosted a dinner with 16 of our club members at Bombay Dreams restaurant in Hong Kong. Our special guest was Alan Rosling, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in India for over 35 years. In addition he is the author of the book Boom Country, which is a comprehensive look at how business has evolved in India and what the trends and opportunities are for India based entrepreneurs. Here is a brief summary taken directly from the book of what Boom Country covers.
"In Boom Country?, Alan Rolsing, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in India for over 35 years, explores an unmistakable and profound change that is underway in the Indian business landscape. A fresh wave of enterprise and start-ups, rapid advancements in technology, government reform, and recently developed pools of risk capital, he holds, are contributing increasingly to a massive expansion in new business - all of it underpinned by a deep social change, a willingness to 'do things different', especially among the young.
Drawing upon his own experiences and more than 100 interviews with Indian entrepreneurs - representing traditional leading business houses (Tata, Mahindra, and Godrej), established first-generation entrepreneurs (Sunil Mittal, Kishore Biyani, and Narayana Murthy, among others) and new-generation start-ups (including Sachin Bansal, Bhavish Aggarwal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma) - as well as forces of the government, Rosling provides an incisive and in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges, both traditional and contemporary, of doing business in India...".
The dinner was filled with great Indian food and even better India business discussion as Alan shared his insights on where he thinks MBA students should focus when it comes to doing business in India.