Eating local Thai food with loads of chili – a fiery reminder of how people get their selection wrong. And its moments like these that reinforce the importance of understanding local culture and traditions before diving into a new Asian market.
As someone who has seen countless businesses stumble into the wrong country, only to later claim that Asia is too challenging, I know first-hand the pitfalls that can await the unprepared. In Asia, the promise of remarkable growth opportunities beckons, but it's not a journey to be taken lightly. Success in this dynamic region hinges on meticulous research, thoughtful deliberation, and strategic decision-making. Choosing the wrong market can be a catastrophic misstep, getting it right can embark you on an exciting journey. So take the time to choose your destination wisely, for the rewards are undeniably worth the effort.