An exclusive interview with Ratan Tata (and other top stories of the week)

Mr. Ratan Tata, one of India's leading businessman and the patriarch of Tata Sons, dreams of an equal India where the rich and the poor have the same opportunities.

Mr. Ratan Tata, one of India's leading businessman and the patriarch of Tata Sons, dreams of an equal India where the rich and the poor have the same opportunities.

He says, “I dream of an India that would be an equal opportunity country – a country where we diminish the disparity between the rich and the poor and, most importantly, give an opportunity to anyone to succeed as long as they have the willingness and endurance to do so.

Recently, the 81-year-old doyen of the Tata group – one of India’s most influential business leaders, who has largely eschewed the public eye for the most part of his life, posted a 16-page pitch deck PowerPoint presentation on Instagram, for the entrepreneurs of India's fast-growing startup ecosystem.

And, who better than the Chinese to get in the Indian startup ecosystem!

As the mobile internet market in China reaches a saturation, an increasing number of Chinese entrepreneurs are now eyeing other developing markets where mobile internet is just starting to take off. Many of these countries such as Southeast Asia, India, Latin America, and even Africa, are seeing their internet sector dominated by Chinese companies.

Hans Tung, the Managing Partner at GGV Capital and a seven-time Forbes Midas Lister, explains the reason behind the “Chuhai” wave and how Chinese companies can best recruit local talent and bridge cultural gaps.

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