International Business

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Continuing our International Business learning series, we’ll now focus on India. The world’s seventh largest country economy is learn indiaconstantly growing and largely considered an emerging power. Foreigners primarily interact with India when it comes to outsourced services or the large number of foreign nationals working or going to school in their own country.

While India is a nice development story and well worth keeping our collective eyes on for opportunity, there are a lot of challenges economically. India is largely overpopulated and has significant pollution issues. Its infrastructure is extremely lacking. Poverty is significant and corruption is an ongoing issue. Despite these negatives, we felt that India is important enough to the global economy that we’re all well served to learn a lot about the country (both opportunities and challenges). Right now, we can learn more about the opportunity for outsourcing and making the most of low cost Indian labor. However, we see bright times ahead for India and increasing relevance beyond just outsourcing.

Here’s what you’ll find in this Learning Page (click to skip to this section)…

table of contentsI. Introduction As you’re reading now, we’ll overview India and discuss why to learn about this country

II. The India Learning Page – We’ll discuss all the topics and sources you’ll want to learn regarding India as a place to do business or just to know more about 

III. International Business Career Services Since our learning page is outcome driven, we want to help you delve into an international business career direction

So flip the tab, discover the outcomes you can expect from gaining this skill, how to best learn it, and then get started in enhancing your learning and career!

Reverse Tide’s India Learning Page is outcome dream This is where we’re unique… the topics of study, the sources, and the emphasis on quickly getting real experience are designed to give you real skills and allow you to more easily work with India. Here are just a few of the many ways to use your learning here…

  • Do business in or involving India (their companies, market, people, and government)
  • Better understand India with respect to another aspect of your career (international relations, its customers, Indian company competition, etc)
  • Learn the language, the various cultures for traveling or living there, or just be more knowledgable about the world

The Learning Page you see in Section II of this page is designed to teach you all about India, with a slant toward international learning pathbusiness involving the country. Our learning aims to be as comprehensive and efficient as possible, while maintaining a low cost. There are so many ways to learn about India and we hope to get you started so you can interact more with the country and deepen your knowledge/experience there.

So here’s how we structure the learning page…

1 – Learn Basic India Knowledge. Many foreigners know India through its interactions with the many people working in their country. However, few know much about their background and the diverse and interesting society they come from. We’ll cover the culture, political system, economy, and more.

2 – Go There! In any of our country specific learning pages, we want to encourage you to visit and experience it first-hand. We’ll help with resources to make that happen.

3 – Specialize. We want to help if India interests you on a career level, where you want to work there or work with companies, the government, or people there. We will help with some of the resources to get started in working with outsourced companies, freelancers, and other aspects of their economy.

In Section II, we’ll get into the meat of Reverse Tide’s Learning Page and then later on, we’ll give you all the resources you need to be successful in an international business type career. So let’s do it!

Reverse Tide is the internet’s leader in providing reverse tide learningcomprehensive learning on the modern economy’s most important professional skills. Unlike traditional universities, training programs, and other formal learning programs, we focus on five core goals…

1 – Topical. We only focus on the skills most important to today’s modern economy. If the economy changes, we change (although we predict where things are headed in advance).

2 – Comprehensive. We cover the totality of subjects needed to become job-ready.

3 – Efficient. We don’t waste time or resources on meaningless material. We tell you why you should learn each subject in the path toward proficiency.

4 – Affordable. Each learning curriculum costs under $1,000 for both education and career services. However, the idea is this is an investment that pays for itself through career enhancement.

5 – Career Enhancing. We focus on the skills and practices that get you hired into well-paying jobs. No fluff, administration, fancy degrees/certificates. Just great education and even better career services.

Nope we’re not traditional and that’s our great strength! If you want to hang a diploma on the wall or have letters next to your name, best to go elsewhere. If you want to learn about India and International Business, while giving yourself the best chance at a great job, you’re in the right place. Welcome to Reverse Tide Learning.


Let’s get started. On the left, each tab represents a subject. Eachlearn india international business one will have the learning materials we suggest are best to learn that subject. The idea is that by learning each of these subjects well, you’ll be well positioned to start getting whatever experience you seek.

You have two choices. You can learn each of these subjects or skip around based on your own unique goals. We suggest doing them all, as it will help you be well-rounded and versatile, which is very important in any professional function. Here we go…

Indian History

Introduction… India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations, however, its history doesn’t get much coverage in Western education systems. In understanding its people and the origins of its current society, it’s often useful to look back at past influences and events. 

Here are the history sources we prefer…

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    A Brief History of India

    This is a well reviewed course on Indian history. It’s long enough to cover its major events and short enough that it doesn’t get bogged down in details. It gives you what you need to know to understand the origins of this country

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    India: A History

    For something a bit more exhaustive, we refer you to this book covering the full history of India

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India’s Culture

Introduction… For people only casually acquainted with India, their people are often lumped together into a single culture. This is very wrong, as India is a very diverse country by geography, religion, and many other factors. We’ll go a step deeper into India’s rich culture and explore some of the things outsiders aren’t often exposed to. 

Here are some good sources to learn more about this country…

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    The Importance of India

    This is a nice course talking about India’s potential in the world. It covers culture, economy, politics, and more. The reviews are quite good as well

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    India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    For a more detailed view into India’s culture more specifically, this is a great book to help you. 

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    India Culture Videos

    To round out the culture section, we want to get out of books and show you the visuals of India. This is a country whose culture thrives on your senses and so it’d be unfair not to expose you to their culture through video. This playlist features 200 unique videos pulled from across Youtube dedicated to this topic

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India’s Economy

Introduction… India’s economy has come a long way these past few years. With an educated populace, they’ve become a favorite for businesses to outsource their IT, development, customer service, and other business or technical functions. Other reforms look to diversify and modernize the rest of their economy. 

In this section, we’ll explore the totality of India’s economy and look at where they’re likely to go in coming years…

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    Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower

    The first economic book we present to you is an overview of where India’s economy can go in the coming years. This is a cool book that gets feedback from an impressive cast of world renowned business leaders

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    Doing Business in India

    While this book is a bit old now, we wanted to provide a more practical guide to how you can be successful in India (keeping in mind the potential the country has from the last suggested book).

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India’s Political System

Introduction… India is undergoing a political transformation in recent years, as the country attempts to realize its enormous potential. Many might have a hard time grasping how to successfully govern a country with over a billion people and many challenges to confront.

So we will explore the system India uses and how that is changing…

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    Indian Political System

    This is a very short guide to India’s government in terms of structure. It provides a quick overview for context.

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    Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation?

    Want to understand the modernization reforms we’ve alluded to? This book goes into detail on the transformation and what more to expect.

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India’s Geography

Introduction… As a deeper look into culture, we now want to examine India’s geography and the role this plays in their society. The physical geography of the country, the human and cultural geography, and much more. This often plays a huge role in the makeup of a country and India is far from an exception…

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    India: A Sacred Geography

    This book focuses on spirituality and how geography plays a large role in that cultural phenomenon. The books explores different regions and aspects of Indian society to really help you get to know this beautiful country

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Indian Languages

Introduction… India is unlike any country in the world when it comes to languages. There are over 100 national languages and over 1000 regional dialects. That’s so many, it’s difficult to count. Hindi is the most popular and English is widely spoken due to British rule prior to independence.

The good news is that you can use English when doing business here (it’s doubtful you’ll want to learn any single language when so many are spoken). You’ll find a large population that speak English fluently and most will know it well enough to do work. However, you may also become frustrated by varying levels of skill in English communication.  

Assuming you do choose to learn Hindi or something else (or you want to help your Indian partners improve English), we have written a guide for the best methods in learning a new language. It helps with the best sources and ways to practice until you achieve fluency. This guide works for all languages, unless it’s a small regional dialect (as you’ll see). Here’s a link so you can get started (or at least understand the commitment required to learn a new language)…

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    The Best Method to Learn Languages

    We will explore all the resources and methods to learn English or whatever language you choose

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India News & Perspectives

One of the best way to learn about India is to study current affairs. By reading their daily news or seeing experts comment on Indian and regional economic issues, politics, and culture is plenty insightful. Having your learning background gives these topics the context it requires.

Since English is a widely spoken language, you can find plenty of sources online. Here are some of the top sources covering such topics:

The Indian Express
The Hindu
Times of India
Money Control
The Top India Blogs

part 2
International Business Fundamentals

Now that we’ve studied India in-depth, it’s time to take a step india international businessback and ensure you’re well versed in the fundamentals of international business. It’s not easy for a foreigner to enter a country and set up a business. There are trade laws and local regulations to be aware of. You are dealing with a different culture and a very different market. So even if you’re an India expert, you still need to be cognizant of how to be successful in business.

These are generic international business sources but they can help no matter what country you go to. If you’re already experienced in International Business, feel free to skip this. However, if you want to improve your international business fundamentals, we’re here to help…

International Trade

Introduction… It’s not so simple as making a decision to move to a new country and set up a business (or expand an existing on to that country). International trade laws and processes have huge implications on the capability to sell good/services overseas. This is the place to start for those seeking business expansion to international markets…

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    International Trade

    This is an amazingly good free source to learn about international trade. They focus on everything you’d want to know about why you’d expand internationally and the things you’ll need to consider in making it a reality

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Expanding Internationally

Introduction… At some stage, you will start investigating international expansion in more depth. You’ll want to know how to start the process, what factors to research in deciding where to go, and the main strategic/operational considerations for launching an overseas business expansion. 

Because this is a very complex topic and such strategic considerations will be a large factor in either succeeding or failing, we cover this topic over three sources. Here are the ones we like…

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    International Business Environment and Global Strategy

    We like this course as a starting point because it overviews what things to research and evaluate when choosing a country for international expansion. They cover social, political, economic, and institutional considerations and provide detailed examples of evaluating specific countries

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    International Expansion: A Blueprint for Success

    Now that you’ve narrowed down location, you should start thinking about execution strategy. This course covers topics like market entry options, forecasting profitability, and growth considerations

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    International Business II

    We like the second course in this two part series because it focuses on strategic options different from our last suggested course including financial currency, adapting your product, and management

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International Marketing

Introduction… Marketing in your home country is difficult enough and yet you already know the language, culture, and are already a consumer yourself. Now take all those marketing challenges and add the complexity of an entirely different market. You may not know what channels are popular there. You’ll have to hire local staff to help with the language skills. You’re probably less familiar with competitors. So we want to get you a bit of help.

Selling abroad should be a no-brainer for any business. There are so many accessible customers if you simply make the commitment to expand your thinking. However, nobody is going to be capable of giving you a recipe for instant international marketing success. You will need to put the work into it. We can start with sources that help you think on a more global level with considerations, best practices, and case studies…

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    International Marketing & Cross Industry Growth Specialization

    This Coursera specialization focuses on international marketing concepts and applies it to a few industries. Good way to get you started in thinking about this topic and is free if you audit the courses

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    Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

    This is a really highly rated book from a credible author (the writer of The Global Small Business Blog). She deeply explores why to sell abroad and how to be successful at it. This is a really nice source no matter what business you’re considering for international expansion 

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International Finance & Tax

Introduction… The last step in International Business is figuring out the financial details of your international expansion. This is a very complex topic and likely something you want to defer to banks, financiers, tax experts, and attorneys. However, obtaining a basic knowledge will help you understand what you should be investigating relative to this topic.

A lot of companies expand internationally exclusively for the financial or tax benefits. Others are sunk by not giving this adequate planning. So while this may be dry and unexciting, it’s crucial for people to learn. Here are our favorite generic sources to get started… 

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    International Tax: Tax Beyond Boundaries 

    This may not be the most exciting topic but the course covers it pretty comprehensively (as individuals, businesses, property, and more). Remember that this isn’t a substitute for personalized tax advice, as every situation, business, and country will yield different advice. However, this gets your basic information so you know some of the answers to seek

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    International Finance Guide

    Our favorite guide to international finance comes from TutorialsPoint. This is very beginner level but is good in a subject like this because a comprehensive overview can help you decide what subjects pertain to your unique financing needs

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career servicesOur India – International Business Learning Path is comprehensive and we applaud you if you completed it in full or even if you picked the things that were most applicable to you.

Now comes the fun part. Learning a career skill like international business isn’t done for fun or for your health… it’s done to benefit your career! 

So we are offering something you can’t find anywhere else on the internet. We’re offering something that universities are doing a very poor job of these days and formal training programs most certainly don’t do.

We’re providing Career Services specific to International Business. The objective is to get you a job! Whether you’re working with overseas companies or aspiring to work for them abroad, we’re here for you.

We do it all! This section provides tons of resources to help you accomplish your specific career goals and specific international business!

International Business Career Guide

Now that you’ve improved your international business skills, it’s time to focus on how to apply them in the professional world. Reverse Tide’s Career Services rival anyone’s. We can help you with so much (resumes, portfolios,international business job freelancing sales, and anything you need).

The first thing we offer, however, is a custom career guide for International Business. In this guide, you’ll find specific tips on getting a job with the skills you’ve learned in our learning path (or any other credentials you had prior). We’ll cover…

  • Writing qualifications impactfully, especially online education ones
  • Focusing on what hirers want in international applicants and applying with this in mind
  • All the amazing things you can do to demonstrate international skills and experience to employers
  • Tons of international business job specific application tips

This guide is one of a kind… we don’t know of anyone else providing such specific advice! And best of all, it’s super cheap!

For more information or to sign up, check out our page:

International Business Career Guide

Building a Top Resume

You’ve now built amazing international business qualifications from our mix of skills, experience, and more.resume standout So how do you build that into a crazy good resume that gets you hired?

We’ve assembled a guide that helps create the best resume among your peers. It uses the most modern, creative, and eye-catching ways of writing your qualifications and impressing employers.

With this guide, you get the following benefits…

  • 15 innovative, attractive resume templates
  • Tons of examples
  • The resume styles employers like
  • How to highlight your top qualifications
  • A lot of modern insight you don’t get anywhere else

For more information and to sign up, visit our Building a Top Resume Guide Page

Writing an Amazing Cover Letter

Cover letters are the first thing employers will see when you’re applying to them. So you certainly want it to look good and make a strong case for you to get the job!Amazing cover letter

Our guide is intended to help you with writing the most effective cover letter of your life. We want it to be attention-getting, persuasive, and converting (just like a good advertisement!). So here’s how we’ll do it…

  • The elements to include in your cover letters (hint, it’s different than everyone else does it)
  • Tons of examples of great cover letters
  • Alternatives to the common letter format
  • A bit of job application specific sales psychology

For more information and to sign up, check out our page Writing Amazing Cover Letters Guide

Create a Professional Portfolio

If you want an international job, you should be familiar with the idea of a professional portfolio. You want to show employers how you can earn them Professional Portfoliorevenue and instances of doing that in the past. After all, that’s what every business does so why wouldn’t you do the same?

In this guide, we’ll teach you about what the best professional portfolios look like. This way you can demonstrate and prove your qualifications rather than simply stating them. More specifically, here’s what we’ll do…

  • What are all the things you can put in your professional portfolio?
  • Where can you house it and how can you present it to employers?
  • Tons of examples and resources to make your portfolio great

For more information or to sign up, visit our page – Creating a Professional Portfolio Guide

Owning the Interview

The interview is the equivalent of closing the sale. This is when you’re getting more personalized and discussing theinterview guide terms of whether the professional arrangement is mutually beneficial. Just like anything in management, this requires a lot of preparation.

In this guide, we want you to own the interview and get that dream job. We’ll talk all about outstanding interview preparation and even better execution so you’re as successful as possible. Specifically, we’ll go into depth on the following…

  • The important things to prove to the hirer during an interview
  • The preparation that can vastly improve your results
  • A bunch of mock interviews for all the common interview formats
  • Other considerations and resources to make you the best interviewer you can possibly be

For more information or to sign up, visit our page Owning the Interview Guide

The Business Proposal

In business functions, you’re going to spend a lot of time writing proposals. Whether you’re proposing initiatives to upper managers, investors, customers, suppliers, etcbusiness proposal or are pitching your own business, getting the proposal right is crucial to being successful in this function.

In this guide, we’ll go into a lot of depth on how to write winning business proposals. We’ll approach it from the perspective of someone writing a job proposal and all the things needed to achieve success. More specifically, we’ll discuss the following…

  • What are the important elements to include in a good business proposal?
  • We’ll do three real examples… a short, medium, and long proposal

For more information or to sign up, visit our page The Business Proposal Guide

Increasing Freelance Sales

A lot of people are looking to get involved in freelancing these days. As we said in this learning page, it’s a good way to get international experience without leaving your home. It can also be much more, as you’re capable of helping so many companies and doing so on increase freelance salesyour own terms (rather than going through an agency). You can choose your specialty, choose your sales targets, and once you win the work can choose how you approach it.

The disadvantage to freelancing is you have to do your own sales. This guide is aimed at the freelancer and the many ways to boost their sales results. We have tons of resources, examples, and sales methods specific to freelancing. Here’s what you get in this guide:

  • The Business Proposal Guide for free
  • Boosting your qualifications to optimal levels
  • Having a great sales strategy and positioning yourself for success with top tactics
  • Developing great negotiation skills

For more information or to sign up, visit our page – Increasing Freelance Sales Guide 

Freelance Gigs to Lucrative Business

Continuing our freelance series, we want you to make the most of freelancing. Going from gig to gig and client to client is fine but you have so many opportunities freelance business expansionto make it something bigger. You can turn this into a full business that earns really well (without it solely depending on your sales and execution).

In this guide, we get serious about freelancing and formulate all the ways to turn this into something much more lucrative to you as business owner. Specifically, we’ll cover…

  • Performing at your absolute best in the gigs themselves so you can establish a great reputation
  • Negotiating increasingly better deals during and after the gigs
  • All the business concepts and resources you’ll need to build your business

For more information or to sign up for this guide, visit our page at Freelance Gigs to Lucrative Business Guide

1 on 1 Career Help For You

As you can see from our India Learning Page, our International Business Career Services Guide, and all the more generic career guides, we take your skills and job prospects very Reverse Tide blogseriously. We simply want you to do the best you possibly can. With that said, everything above is generic. Which means the only thing left is working with you directly!

We allocate a small number of slots each day to working with the Reverse Tide community directly. Among the services we offer…

  • Helping you learn 1 on 1 (custom learning for your specific goals)
  • Helping you apply for international jobs, write proposals, or submit freelance applications
  • Resume reviews, professional portfolio or cover letter reviews, and mock interviews. Get your specific materials in the best possible state!
  • Any custom career topics you need help with. We’re here to help and coach you to success

For more information or to sign up for a time slot today, visit our page Reverse Tide Personalized Career Services

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