I often envy my Indian friends who come from family businesses. Their fathers and grandfathers have put in the hard work to carve out a niche and set up an established company. It’s not that it’s an easy position, but it seems great to have that kind of upbringing, heritage, and opportunity.
But it’s nearly impossible to break into the inner circle of that sort of family business…
Unless you marry into it.
Here is the story of Rohan and Shannon.
Together with Rohan’s father, they run IRT India, a manufacturing company specializing in conveyor belts based in Chennai. Rohan was born in India, but went to college in the US where he met and married Shannon. When she isn’t doing marketing, sales, and administration work within IRT, Shannon is a professional photographer in India and runs Shenna Body Art, a small business that offers henna for events in the US.
In this podcast, you will learn:
- Why the social life in India is better than the US
- What conversations are like around the dinner table when everyone works at the same place
- What parent leadership looks like with a mom, dad, and grandpa
- Stories from the trail of implementing a brand new CRM where there was none
- Tips for being an entrepreneur on two continents
- How to find and train a personal assistant
This recording was done in a large room, so the sound quality is not ideal, but the insights are. Enjoy the show!
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