Editorial Reviews. About the Author. One of India’s most versatile entrepreneurs, Kishore Biyani There is a lot to learn from Kishore Biyani and his book – it happened in India: 1) India is a land of opportunities and shortcomings, depending on. It Happened in India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer. Apr 1, by Kishore Biyani and Dipayan Baishya. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling It Happened in India and millions of other books are available for instant access.
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As KB had mentioned that he’s worked a lot on brand building, at times the books tilts a bit on that side and seems as a marketing channel for the business.
Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok.
This isn’t a typical business narrative. Jan 28, Ashutosh Mundhada rated it really liked it. ObokMaharashtraIndia. It is basic human nature that when someone home grown is on to something, his own people are the last to recognize him. Off hand I can think of topics like decision making, human resources, planning, execution, brand building etc.
Kishore Biyani – Wikipedia
He believed in the habit of learning and un-learning and made others believed in it too. May 28, Manish Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: He mustered the courage biyanj tread the unexplored path and demonstrated his entrepreneurial ability. Dec 09, Manish Khurana rated it really liked it.
Views Read Edit View history. The book should be obok in all vernacular languages so that everyone can read and understand it better. It delves in the live of Mr. Through out the book he mentioned about his experiences about Indian market and how he biyanl different strategies to be successful.
Paperbackpages. This will save time and keep them ahead of the rivals. This book is a reflection of the author in terms of its simplicity. Biyani at multiple places but the lucid storytelling with people telling about Biyani followed by the man himself arrests the endless immortalization.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Must read for a budding entrepreneur.
Pantaloons Retail had a debt-to-equity ratio of 3: It was around this time, in Novemberthat he married Sangita Rathi and also made his first venture into business on his own account, commissioning the manufacture of some fashionable fabric for sale to garment manufacturers. As a book, there is a lot that is unsaid and a lot that has been said, it depends on us readers to pick out which ones we like.
The book explains how the group understood Indian consumer, how the Sarvana store of Chennai acted as a role model for the group, how issues related to real estate, advertising were managed. Many comments are in the nature of self-praise; one of the best points that emerge from the book is a reiteration of having superior human relationships as one needs to deal with people in the end customers.
The book is well structured and takes us through the journey of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand. Jan 22, Hemanth Gorur rated it really liked it. He was, however, facing a threat from the much larger resources of conglomerates such as Aditya Birla Group and Reliance Industriesboth of whom had signalled an intention to move into the retail sector. His method of communication with both the media and financiers had been perceived as poor, as were his staff recruitment choices.
No trivia or quizzes yet. There are different perspective to look at the book.
Bythe Pantaloon franchise was turning over 9 million rupees but with a smaller profit margin. It talks about not changing consumer behaviour but adapting your business model physical stores to it.
He was running the largest retailer in the country and was named as retailer of the year by the National Retail Federationwhich at one earlier kisnore had refused even to admit him. Few of the lines to quote -” Never be afraid of making a mistake and even if made one, get out of it fast and never put bad money after good money” sums it up.
The book is filled with excerpts from those people involved with Kishore Biyani right from family members to top executives who were given a free run to make decisive actions and never to scoff even if the decision turned bolk.
Goosebumps event of Big Bazaar and progress.
Astounding insights, not-so-new revelations and a lot of pithy Kishore-isms make up this business book which is as much the story of the Future Group as it is about Kishore Biyani himself.
Modern retailing was first introduced bookk him and later many others followed.