June 25, 2021
Family Enterprise Entertainment
Dear Global Family Enterprise Community,

Happy Friday! With increasing numbers of vaccinations and restrictions lifting, many of us are itching to travel again. The Global Family Enterprise Program also has a case of the travel bug! This month's Family Entertainment issue features one book and two movies centered around India and its rich Family Enterprise culture. While we wait to be able to travel there safely, come explore India virtually now!           

  • Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism: Author Mircea Raianu dives into the fascinating family enterprise history of the Tata Group. The Tatas were a Parsi family based in Navsari, Gujarat, who started in the cotton and opium trades. Now, over 150 years later, they are a multinational, global family enterprise comprised of 30 companies.

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey: Madame Mallory's acclaimed restaurant is one of the top reviewed eateries in the South of France; as most restaurants quickly realize, staying on top doesn't last forever. One day, an Indian family whose son is an exceptional self-taught chef opens an Indian restaurant across the street. Will Madame Mallory's traditional dishes hold up to the rich flavorful spices of the Kadam family's cuisine?     

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: After seeing an alluring advertisement for the newly renovated Marigold Hotel, three British retirees cash in their retirement money and move to India. When they arrive, they quickly realize that the dilapidated Marigold is anything but renovated. But what they thought was a disastrous situation turns into a life-affirming love story with India and its culture.   

If you have any recommendations of your favorite movies, series, or books, please send them to: familyenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay tuned …

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