We also ask,
"What is our path to wisdom? ...to a fulfilled life?" In this episode we find
The USA is a
beacon to the world to adopt an entrepreneurial vision. Starting a business is
part of our rich heritage. We meet a person who is open to learning from
everyone and he empowers that same attitude among his employees, his suppliers,
and his customers. He mentors people and he is always open to being mentored.
Mentor-Protégé programs often
separate good businesses from underachievers
We all can
learn a lot from Shiv Krishnan. He arrived here from Madras, India in 1979, and
in 1991 he started INDUS. Today ... out of his mind, out of his heart and soul
and now the mind-heart-soul of all the people involved, INDUS has emerged as an
information technology leader, especially in database management, data
warehousing, data mining, security, dynamic web development and, of course,
Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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- SUPPORT PUBLIC
Become a member of your local station. If you are
already, great. If not and your business is doing well, consider joining the
Producers' Club ($1000).
Questions and Answers within SmallBusinessSchool. Within every show there
are about 15 questions and answers. Within the school, there is a place to
record your answers to these questions. Your answers to the same questions that
Hattie asked Shiv, Meena and their people (as well as other business owners in
prior episodes) become part of your own secure database where you have options
to re-display your best answers within this site as your own
profile page (that is this page), essentially
an executive summary , a
guide and/or a
- FIRST PRINCIPLES: Starting a
business is the road to economic independence for most of us average people.
Read a little more to see why
incorporating a business keeps the passion of
the American revolution alive!
- JOIN, JOIN, JOIN: Your professional associations in your industry
are your key to continuing education, market research, collaborations,
strategic partnerships, capital and so much more ... often you'll find that you
enjoy like-minded people and many will become friends for life.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY AND FAMILY
LEGACY. We have told many stories about family businesses. And although
this business is very much a family business -- Shiv and Meena made commitments
to each other and the business at the very start -- Shiv truly believes that
part of his success is the sustained blessings of his grandfather, father and
his family's legacy.
We believe he is correct. He has a wonderful
perspective. There is a vibrancy and immediacy to all of one's family history.
And certainly, that perspective can help to keep our head on our shoulders.
- BANGALORE: Of course, it is not as hard
for a first-generation American to return to one's roots and open an office.
However, it is still very important and significant and we all need to look
deep within our family trees to see those countries from which our families
have come and begin to follow Shiv and Meena's example. Open an office in your
parent's (or grandparent's or great ... great) homeland.
- AWARDS: Business owners who are selected
to be studied on Samll Business School are "loved in their community and
respected within their industry."
- TRANSLATE YOUR WEB SITE INTO
HINDI: The Bangalore office of INDUS could help you open your market up
to the the entire Hindi-speaking people throughout the world, now well over a
billion people. The INDUS rates in Bangalore are entirely reasonable and their
heart is good. You should contact them directly:
INDUSCORP INDIA PVT
LIMITED, #26 & 27, 6th Main, MICO Layout, BTM II Stage, Bangalore - 560 076
India T: +91-80-6789391/95 Email: