This Old Dog Thinks Highly of India

Last Update: January 14, 2016

I just wrote a piece for my website, Your Access to International Business regarding how things have changed in the country of India in the last 35-years and why the country is so important in the International Business Arena. India is still a third-world country but they also graduate more young people from college than any other country in the world. I thought that you might find my opening paragraph interesting. It is what we should be telling all of our children today. DAN

Shut-up And Finish Your Homework Kid!

Thirty-five years ago it was not uncommon for an American father, sitting at the dinner table, to say to his young child, “finish all of the food on your plate…there are children in India that are starving and would give anything to have what you are having for dinner tonight.” How times have changed. Few people in India are starving today. The economy in India is doing quite well (albeit with higher inflation than we are use to here in the U.S.) and things seem to be humming away at high speed.

So what should our American father be saying today to motivate his children?

“Shut-up and finish your homework kid…there are millions of highly educated people in India dying to steal your future job from you!”

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ssiws Premium
Education at all costs is the best option. if one can financially afford to move on to higher level education all the better. which ultimately should lead to a well paid job. = money - poverty.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Paul: I agree 100%. 35 years ago, my father and I were partners in a dairy in Jerome, Idaho. Through the years, I have written several business plans for the creation of a mega-dairy. I used to love the business. Good luck in your efforts here at WA. DAN
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Maxiam59 Premium
That sounds like a good one to me all the best Max
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Max. DAN
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DJ-Yogi Premium
The roots of Yoga are in India. Yoga is the most powerful movement worldwide nowadays. And many holy places there. Ganges... One day I want to travel to India.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
DJ: I have traveled to India more times than I would like to remember. But understand this, every time I have traveled to India I have come home with something extra. Lyme Disease, heat stroke, all manner of maladies. Please remember India is a third world country on the move but many of its past Terribles still exist. I have been to the Ganges near Kolkata. Very big and very smelly river. DAN
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DJ-Yogi Premium
I spoke to many people, which traveled to India. Some hate it, some love it. You better stay outside of the big cities. Countryside. Did you travel to other Asian countries as well? What's your favorite?
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
DJ: Without a doubt (regardless of the 3rd world countryness (sic) of it) I love to travel in India. But I have also thoroughly enjoyed Singapore (so beautiful) Sri Lanka (the conversion rate is great) and China. My favorite city to visit (so many things to offer and wonderful beautiful people is Thailand. I have always HATED trips to Japan. The Japanese people simply despise Americans. What's your favorite destination? DAN
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DJ-Yogi Premium
I thought Thailand is a country;-) Maybe the Japanese collective soul still suffer from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sometimes it needs some generations to forget the past. - My next trip will be Venice, Italy. But Asia is on my list too. Wich area of Thailand is the best? Many low budget starting solopreneurs working and living in Thailand because you need only $600 for living.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
DJ: I have been all over in Thailand. However, please understand that I am a bit of a snob. I love the beautiful luxury hotels of Bangkok and the wonderful 5-star restaurants in the city. I also love the absolutely huge outdoor market in Bangkok (open one day per week) where you can buy everything from "bugs" to diamonds at the world's cheapest prices. DAN
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Fjacobs Premium
Yah, Indians have always inspired me with their awesome work ethic. I've always had a lot of Indian friends and I honestly feel as they have kept me working hard just to keep up with them =).
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Fjacobs: They are truly hard workers and want something more for both their families (family comes first) and their country. DAN
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kennick2015 Premium
They're not bad cricketers either!
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Ken: They are great cricketers if you like cricket. To me the game lasts forever and to me "watching grass grow" is more exciting. But the Indians love it. I have played the sport with Indian groups many times and I just don't care for it. DAN
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kennick2015 Premium
Coming from a country that has no real affiliation with cricket I can understand your reasoning. From my standpoint I can say that to me your Grid iron seems to go on forever too. Each to their own I suppose.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
I guess Kennick. But I swear, while watching cricket I have seen the grass grow. lol ;>) DAN
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kennick2015 Premium
Well, it does grow over four or five hours. Literally!
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