Over history, geographies literally change
Ethiopia is called Italian East Africa
Ethiopia had lost its value and become an local Italian
Land masses around the Mediterranean
From the red sea, you get to the swath of ocean
- Hair becomes equity
- Indias biggest export = hair
- Hair is collected from the temple, then segregated, washed (to take out
bugs) and then processed before delivery
- All hair comes from sacrifice
- Hair is worth more th
Discussion of the Reading (Banarasi) Group Presentations
-homeless in Agra with no money
-Still managed to get together with people and enjoy life
-He was a normal person, even poor which is weird because he has an
The history is colonialism is the history of taking over the managements
There is a notion that South Asia was very pacific before they were
attacked by Portuguese. The Portuguese were the ones that taught them
Each group designed a business plan. The plan followed the format below:
1. Designing a Business Plan
b. Object for trade +/- piracy, protection, shipping
b.i. Consider players in area
b.ii. Determine allies in relation/an
Sir Francis Drake carried a letter by a ruler authorizing them under the
rulers flag to be pirates. He went after Spanish ships coming from across
the Atlantic to Spain. People like him were given this letter and allowed to
The Indian Ocean McPherson (part
By the beginning of the present era South Asia exported a
range of luxury goods to the west, along with more humble
cargoes of grain, timber and metals to markets in the Gulf,
Arabia, the Red Sea and the Somali coast in
The Indian Ocean McPherson (part
There was no single maritime technology, but sub-reigonal
technological traditions formed by local imperatives and the
selective adaptation of other technological traditions.
Local materials, envir
The Indian Ocean McPherson
Importance of Indian Ocean:
Indian Ocean enabled peoples on its shores to share a
range of cultural values and economic activities
Indian Ocean was the home of the worlds first urban
civilization, and centre of the first s
Hans Rosling: Asia's rise - how and when?
Indian students studied harder than we did
- Read the books over and over
1858 Transatlantic cable, great year for technological advancement for the
British defeated uprisings in India
Victory in the opiu
Presentation on Portfolio Capitalist
- Link to Lagaan: British replaced local portfolio capitalists to become the
premier businessmen in India during their rule
-Main infrastructure that the temple is involved in is the irrigation
Market behavioralism, environmentalism,
McPherson wants us to understand that geography and
businesses are connected
Monsoons failure leads to crop failure in India display
of relationship between commodities, finance, and
London - Interesting example of a city-state
Each area had a different chief
How did Buddhism travel?
- Through movements of people, goods, ideas
- Diffusionism and expansion through travel and
- Change takes place through
What are some modern differences between American and South Asian business
Business practices depend on a nations culture.
Regulatory laws are different in each nation.
The sense of hierarchy is different in the two nat
Difference between Cash and Credit/Debt
Cash is societys promise to maintain a system of currency.
Equity is not a promise to pay back an investor.
Human Equity Enterprise: Lumni
Spatial limitations imposed by debt
o You can be tra
What imposes social limitation?
The idea of a second life is unthinkable in the world of today
Debt creates social limitations
Resource constraints that can result in spatial limitations
The moment you are borrowing money, is when th
Designing a business plan
Borrow from ET to fund a ship/protection
Objects, trade, piracy, protection, shipping
Trade diamonds, textiles, and slaves
Offer protection to textile traders
Maritime Trade (Port of Muziris, Coastal Shipping)
Traders off the coast of Muziris were coastal trading commodities
such as diamonds, textiles, fruits, food, fine cotton, peppers, coal, and
other luxury products.
The Mauryas sys
Diamonds are on the high plateaus in central India.
For this kind of trade to go on, you need
Rich people and poor people.
Helpers to assist with the trading.
Producers of various kinds (i.e. people w
What does one do when the price of Apple products rises?
Sell Apple products at high prices.
Buy Apple products from others who dont understand their value.
Create a Ponzi scheme by enlisting investors.
Take the Apple product and div
The Anthropology of Credit and Debt
Gift, Regulation, Time, Space, Bodies
The author in this article also talks about gift and regulation in addition with
space, time and body.
Hans Roslings video talks about income per person as well as li