There are many types of expats in India, but knowing which ones to trust for advice can be hard.
Ideally, you are looking for someone who has been living here for more than five years, has good business experience, a decent level of cultural knowledge, and isn’t prone to overreaction.
David Peace has lived in Delhi since 2001, has run his own company here for 14 years, teaches cross-cultural knowledge, and might be the most level-headed person I know. So he’s basically ideal in every way.
In this month’s Working With India Podcast, I interview David Peace, the founder of Shanti Consulting and an all-around great guy.
David and I talk about a lot of great things, but here are the ones you won’t want to miss:
- How to instantly build credibility with a room of 25 or more Indians waiting to hear you speak
- What Indians really mean when they say they are ‘sentimental’
- What the inner workings of an Indian HR department look like
- Tips for negotiating in India where everything is up for discussion
- The difference between adapting and adding value
A big apology for the audio in this program. David sounds great, but there was apparently some trouble with my microphone I did not realize. Still, there are a lot of insights to get out of this.
Here’s where you can find out more about David: