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He created capacity ahead of actual demand and on the basis of latent demand. He used to take us out to football or hockey matches. Hardly had Anil established a regular routine for shuttling between Bombay and Naroda than the government finished processing Dhirubhai’s applications for the manufacture of four new products calling for fresh capital investment of almost Rs 8bn.

Somewhere along his headlong career, the affinity he used to giha with his workers bsuiness disintegrated.

Another guiding principle used in the selection was the concept of territorial dominance. The corporate world is sharply divided between those who feel he is a visionary and those who consider him to be a manipulator and a crook. As an attendant manning a Shell gas station, Dhirubhai swore he would one day head a giya like Shell, hunt for oil and refine it. The book not only provides a unique glimpse into the corporate and social life of these legendary corporate leaders businwss whose names were front page regularly on every business publication – but also provides a glimpse in the growth of business and industry in India, from the clutches of license Raj to liberalization to stock market booms and busts to international forays.

The eight featured here are among India’s most powerful men. According to De Beers, the South African diamond giant, Bharat and Vijay Shah are the world’s biggest diamantaires, annually cutting, polishing and marketing several billion diamonds. Reliance’s new PTA plant was under construction and would go on stream soon. The government wouldn’t exchange his rupees and he lost the opportunity. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Within months, he was at the mike, addressing his loyal shareholders, who cheered him as if he were movie hero Amitabh Bachchan himself.


Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

He survived too the Naxalite movement, staying on in Calcutta when other Marwaris abandoned the city for New Delhi and Bombay. Even then, the information given is more than appetite of any want to-be business This businesd is the compilation of the topmost Indian Businessman of India.

Nearby was Porbander, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: To arrive at this key statistic, it didn’t use sophisticated tools of calculation or market research but simply multiplied the number of Reliance debenture holders by three. Goodreads helps you keep track of puramal you want to read.

Trivia About Business Maharajas. Bythe year Dhirubhai went public, the mill was earning a tidy profit of Rs So what good was “. Once again Patalganga was humming with activity as the brothers began implementing two of the approvals. Maharjaas keep his shareholders happy, he made sure that the price of Reliance shares performed better than the BSE index.

The Business and his syndicate badly misjudged their victim. Arguing that it gave investors a guaranteed return through, interest as well as offering the prospect of capital appreciation through the conversion into shares, Dhirubhai relentlessly lobbied the government until it accepted the concept.

Who would give their companies such bizarre and funny names? Secondly, how much detail should be included? On his returr to India in AprilDhirubhai oiramal him to Naroda to cut his eye-teeth. The triple-whammy resulted in operating profits plummeting from Rs m in to Rs m in Ajay Arora rated it it was amazing Dec 10, The view of Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing. They suck up knowledge about everything, constantly.

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Reliance out paced the rumours. I have not been able to devote enough time for social work and I feel sad about it.

Then again, some are attracted to high risk-taking, while others are averse to it. Both were spinning mills and produced roughly the same product.

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Maharahas a person looking to lap up business insights and business history, this is a good book to start with. From Khaitans to Ambanis, she takes you a tour to all the stalwarts. The reason for his sudden appetite was a small but significant change in company tax laws. This book also brings to light some of the horrible stories of how a corrupt, socialist government meddled in businexs and made a mess of it all.


It would have been better if the sequence of events were in chronological order as sometimes narration seem very confusing because it has various This book gives a great insight in lifes of all this famous Indian business tycoons.

Now if the sheikh dumps the soil into the sea or drinks it up, who cares? After setting up our plant, their business with India has grown-they’ve sold technology, to five joint sector projects. There used to be this big corridor running alongside twenty pigeonhole type flats on one floor. Birla studied at Boston’s prestigious MIT gitz Tata graduated from the equally famous Cornell, but the matriculate Ambani rolled up his sleeves and got a job at seventeen, Vijay Shah dropped out of the London School of Economics when his father died, and Khaitan completed his undergraduate studies in an undistinguished morning college.

Secondly, when building factories, try to get them up and running as quickly as possible. This strategy would become the essence of Birla’s corporate philosophy.

August of that year saw him on his feet at the EGM, the crowds cheering as speaker after speaker maharaas Reliance and busibess dynamic chairman. In contrast, the power looms of Bhiwandi an elsewhere tend to be garage operations in size and structurt small and unorganized. The debentures carried Sales in were Rs 78bn. The then market price for a ebenture was Rs 84, that maharajxs a share, Rs She is also India’s foremost business writer.

The meaning is conveyed in the quickest possible manner, his Hindi phrases filling up the gaps. Most mills were set up during the British Raj, their brown owners acting as businfss as the Prince of Wales.