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Doing Business in India For Dummies® by Ranjini Manian

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Author’s Acknowledgments

Success can’t be spelled without u. This book is a perfect example of the importance of so many who made this book succeed.

I gratefully acknowledge all the hours of tireless work of Susan Philip, my editorial coordinator, who kept the process going when others were losing their heads. She also made this book see light of day. She brought touches way beyond her role, and I could never have done it without her, all while managing a family of kids and two cats! We stressed out, laughed, sighed, and rejoiced all over Doing Business in India For Dummies. Thank you Susan for the pleasure of your company in this project.

Gopal was a very important player in this project too, bringing many valuable life experiences, collating ideas, and truly contributing, all while taking time out from his busy schedule of deep-sea diving around the world during the months we pulled together this book.

I am super thankful to my family: my husband, Chinnu Manian, my worst critic and my best guide; and my son Varun and daughter Rohini, who basically sacrificed any time with me during these past months as I dove into the book, running helter-skelter to collect data, interview leaders, and hammer away at the computer. (While writing this book, a stray kitten was adopted and grew into a cat, and I had no idea it happened in my own home. My daughter said to me when I discovered this just the other day, “What do you expect Mamma? You’re always busy at your computer. Now Ginger is here ...

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