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Making money does not excite me, though I have to make it for my shareholders. What does not kill you makes you stronger, well I guess it only made them stronger, the struggle to survive bureaucracy has made them develop strategies to handle these politicians and corrupt systems to such an extent that they have a cakewalk outside India. Ambani registered Reliance Textile Industries with a paid-up capital of Rsnot as a composite mill but as a power loom unit.

Ambani would have paid about Rs m to buyshares and perhaps as much again to support the share price during its extraordinary swings.


Khaitan with his huge empire of tea-gardens; Bharat and Vijay Shah, sparkling in the field of international diamond market; Aditya Birla building the network of factories; and Ratan Tata, giving a new look to the towering empire of TATA; this book has them all, the 8 greatest Indian super tycoons. Several businessmen, including Aditya Birla, applied repeatedly to the government for licences but were consistently turned down.

In his eyes, it wasn’t extravagance, but a broadening of the mind, another lesson picked up from Burmah Shell. Their combined turnover runs into billions of dollars and they employ millions. They know more about their competitors— even about their day-to-day operations— than the top managers of those companies.


If he built such-and-such factory, added a division here and a unit there, ten years down the road, Reliance could become a Rs 80bn company. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Business Maharajas (बिझीनेस महाराजे)

It pinched Dhirubhai to know that there wouldn’t be an opportunity to host a similar function when his second datghter was getting married. Both foresaw synthetics as the fabric of the future though they arrived at this common ground from opposite routes and different backgrounds. The embroidery business is right there. The Ambanis had initially thought they would have the plant up and running by mid- The book includes the family trees of all seven clans, which is a nice place to scout for some very good baby names for those so inclined!

It was a question of integrating backwards. The end of the Licence Raj with its corollary of greater industrial opportunity, stiffer competition from domestic and international rivals, the financial revolution, the lure of foreign markets, the shaky promise of globalization, and various aspects of the liberalization programme have generated considerable debate about the direction of change and how Indian industry should rise to meet these challenges.

This book is the graph of their progress, a study of their progress. At that time, the options were very clear. Then again, some are attracted to high risk-taking, while others are averse to it.

Smiling his trademark grin, pumping hands vigorously, slapping a friend’s back and cracking the usual wedding jokes, Dhirubhai hid deep inside him the strain he was going through. It also brings into light the description of their success where other industrialists had failed.

I told him that it’s a Rs crore project and shouldn’t he hire a guy who has worked twenty-five years in the polyester industry and maybe piranal him Rs 20, per month. In implementing the PFY project, Ambani adopted two other co-related strategies: Goenka controlled a massive 35 per cent of India’s total tyre production, though he lost this businesss and is now in the process of carving out a place for himself in the power sector.


So what good was “. Sniffing out news of the imminent change, he moved at lightning speed.

You know, I was nothing just a small merchant-and now I have reached this level. As an exporter, he had had piraal overcome the reluctance of foreign buyers worried about Indian companies and their unpredictable delivery schedules.

Narayan, president of the textile division, provided an example. Dhirubhai single-handedly energized the Indian capital market.

The polyester pasha had stumbled on a huge market which the older mills had missed completely. Looking them straight in the eye, Dhirubhai lashed out: Sir please send me the soft copy so that i can read this book.

The big mills had to use cotton. Piramal divides her time between Mumbai and London. Return to Book Page. My father believed that the childhood years are when character and motivation are developed Sundays were very important in our lives.

In terms of sheer drama, there’s little to beat takeovers and buy-outs.

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By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time. At the time, keeping Mukesh at Patalganga and sending Anil to Naroda had seemed a logical decision.

Mobilizing funds directly from small investors was a major departure from normal practice at the time. Lists with This Book. Top business writer and industry insider Gita Piramal draws on exhaustive interviews and in-depth research to discover the answers to these and related questions in her profiles of the men who will lead the country s push to become an industrial superpower in the 21st century.