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Best Business Practice | Gujju Gujarati Style

These days whenever people talk about business, all seem to agree that it is all about networking. ‘Networking’ is a modern term used for the old line “Success in any business is all about who you know, not what you know”. Otherwise known as “Influence” in Indian circles.

The Gujju’s (Gujju=a term of endearment for anyone of Gujarati origin! :)) have practically perfected the art of using this influence, this ‘network’ to achieve their goal(s). The end justifies the means, any day!

An example:

Gujarati (father):I want you to marry a girl of my choice.
Son:”I will choose my own bride!!!”
Gujarati:”But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter..”
Son:”Well, in that case… OK”

Next Gujarati approaches Bill Gates.
Gujarati:”I have a husband for your daughter….”
Bill Gates:”But my daughter is too young to marry!!!!!”
Gujarati:”But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.”
Bill Gates:”Ah, in that case… OK”

Finally Gujarati goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Gujarati:”I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.”
President:”But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!”
Gujarati:”But this young man is Bill Gates’s son-in-law.”
President:”Ah, in that case… OK”

And that my friends, is how a Gujarati does business.

Viola!

Gujaratis mean business

Gujaratis mean business

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  1. January 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    🙂 very good joke.
    Power of networking.

  2. January 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    @ Amit:

    Thank you for your comment and stopping by ~ TimePass~

    Yes, Gujjus know the true meaning of networking.
    As they say in Gujarati:
    ઓડખણ – ઍટલે સોના ની ખાણ! 🙂

    ~ Rakesh

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