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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 183 IDEA: Return to Your Homeland to Export Products

Kesang Tashi, known as Tashi, was the first Tibetan to attend Dartmouth College. That's just one astonishing fact about this amazing man. He's traveled a long road from Tibet to India to Hanover, New Hampshire. When he about 10, he and his family escaped from political oppression in Tibet and fled to India. His mother ended up working at a school run by the Dalai Lama.

Tashi graduated from Dartmouth and headed to New York City to begin a career in banking. He was working in New York City for financial mogul Edward Safra, but after a few years, Tashi realized he had no passion for banking.

“My entrepreneurial spirit was calling me … I come from a long line of merchants,” he said. “I wanted ...

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