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Mobility Magazine feature on Make it In India

Mobility Magazine feature on Make it In India
Posted on August 19, 2015 by Global Indian

Make it In India – Book Launch – (L-R) Ranjini Manian, John Parker, Joanne Huskey, R Seshasayee.

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign speech, made on the first Indian Independence day after he assumed power, a book with a slightly altered name was born.

Make it In India by Ranjini Manian and Joanne Grady Huskey, co-founders of Global Adjustments, was released on March 6, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chennai. John Parker (Former MD, Ford India, Retd EVP – Ford APAC and Africa) and R. Seshasayee (Exec. Vice Chairman, Hinduja Group) launched the book, and were part of a panel discussion along with Joanne and Ranjini. The first copy of the book was received by Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar (Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony), Shanker Annaswamy (Former Managing Director, IBM) and Viswanathan Anand (Chess Grandmaster).

The panel discussion focused on different elements that define business culture in the United States and India, and on how people from different cultures can work together and forge harmonious relationships. All panel members shared personal anecdotes, which made the discussion all the more interesting. Make it In India was truly what Ford did, proclaimed John, for they now export Indian made Ford cars to several countries in the world – and 90 Indians now hold leadership positions in Global Ford locations as well.

His anecdote of how Ford’s best in breed horns came about as they addressed an Indian need to use it every 10 seconds(!), left behind the idea that Indian innovation can address hitherto unimagined world needs. John spoke fondly of being ‘saved’ and reassured by Global Adjustments as they were the go-to India solutions provider to 80 relocating families from the United States and other Ford locations – and made them feel at home in India.

Make it in India, is not just the title of our new book (which we are happy to tell you has already gone into reprint), but it is also a programme that we run for cross border professionals working in India.  I wanted to share this article that was published on the international press and seek your comments on it. This would take only 5 minutes of your time.

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