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As he later explained: You could call them stubborn, even piramap, and once an idea has germinated in their mind, they won’t give it up easily. Their magic is not just ambition but ambition with information. Till my last breath I will work. Shroff, the then president of the Silk and Art Silk Mills Association and a long-time friend, to call a meeting of its executive committee. They know more about their competitors— even about their day-to-day operations— than the busiiness managers of those companies.

Reliance, so often described as a bubble, seemed about to be pricked. I knew that we could manage the business a lot better, make more money than them, and yet supply better and cheaper products to our mills. He couldn’t have been more wrong. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. India Penguin Books Ltd. Information gathering has become as sophisticated as its other operations.

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Books like this bring out the human being in them — his fears, hopes and mahzrajas. According to the Indian Express, ten or more banks had lent over Rs m as overdrafts to gjta bewildering assortment of sixty investment companies without any track record against the security of Reliance shares and debentures.


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Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

Buy the selected items together This item: After he built a filament yarn plant in India, it was withdrawn in Return to Book Page. Until it went public, Ambani used to plough every paisa of profit into the company, rarely treating himself to a dividend. The companies had acquired Reliance snares after Ambani’s battle with the bears in May I had my own car and fiat, but a time came when I wanted to do something on my own.

There are many superstars who are equally-if not more-interesting, such as Vijay Mallya, the jet-setting liquor king, or Subhash Chandra of Zee TV. The third criterion ruled out professional managers and self-made entrepreneurs like IT stalwarts.

The book is really old, it was published in Sunday evenings were reserved for the family and they would roam Chowpatty beach or Dadar Circle for the best snacks and juice parlour in town. In building his industrial empire, Ambani shared Aditya Birla’s view that when buying machinery, it must be the latest and the best.

Undoubtedly these feats of corporate valour were awesome, but he would in time become a cult figure not for what he did, but because of what he stood form the ordinary shareholder.

You must understand human psychology. Ambani’s keenness for the project was not merely due to his confirmed belief in backward integration.

I’ve borrowed it from library so didn’t read it completely, but the exhaustive history of country prominent business czars is an essential read, particularly for entrepreneurs, industrialists or one from business families, as I am Ambani untiringly toured the country, offering franchises to shareholders.

A very powerful book. Simultaneously we took steps to evolve our own distribution system as we found that the maharqjas marketing channels were inadequate and unsatisfactory.


It is such ordinary steps that build magnificent edifices people wonder at. Despite the dip in profits, Ambani declared a 27 per cent dividend.

Switch on a light, sip a cup of tea, have a shave, listen to music, drive to work, see a movie, snuggle into a pillow—and you’ll find yourself using their products through the day and into the night. In Februaryat about the same time as the late Aditya Birla, BK’s son, was negotiating the purchase of Indian Rayon, Ambani built a spanking new mill at Naroda, twenty kilometres from Ahmedabad. Yes, but the third guiding principle of this volume is a focus not on the ranks of professional managers but on picking the best talent from family businesses.

According to Minhaz Merchant, founder-editor of Gentleman magazine and Business Barons, the matric-pass Dhirubhai has ‘an uncompromising commitment to quality and what could almost be called technological avarice— an obsession to be the first in India with the finest technology the world can offer’.

In twenty-five minutes of panic, starting at 1. To some, he became a symbol of all that is wrong in the Indian economy.

He saw in it a way to improve his competitive position. The tales of the most shrewd and talented men who created the foundation of Indian economy.

Dhirubhai was on a roll. No major synthetic textile unit was spared. Through the process of building Reliance Industries into a corporate behemoth, he rewrote management theories, fought with India’s most fearsome newspaper, made friends with prime mitaisters, became the only businessman to be lampooned as often as Rajiv Gandhi.

Running a plant day in and day out in the same manner gives one no joy.

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