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That is how people felt and seeing that, I chose to go in for synthetics. In his eyes, it wasn’t extravagance, but a broadening of the mind, another lesson picked up from Burmah Shell. Socialist India has harassed businesses time and again and continues to do so even after liberalization. Pirzmal Naroda strike, the PSF plant’s teething troubles, Ramniklal and the family divorce, the glitches in the PTA plant, the crash in yarn prices, the delay in the G series, the hole in Reliance’s profits, the cash crunch-the problems relentlessly stacked up on each other.

Business Maharajas (Penguin business)

India Penguin Books Ltd. Return to Book Page. We had projects on hand at that mahsrajas which were apital intensive. Tells you many things about how great businessmen run their businesses. Reliance, so often described as a bubble, seemed about to be pricked. Next door there’s a temple. 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.

His construction companies were notorious for not honouring their commitment to handover residential flats at the proper time. Family means a lot to him and he and his brothers had been close to each other. In implementing the PFY project, Ambani adopted two other co-related strategies: And at the first turning point in each of their careers, a piece of luck has come their way.

There’s a milk market in a locality called Panjrapole. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What they do, what they think, how they react impacts the entire economy, not just their customers, shareholders, employees, and bank managers. Seven Business Houses that thrived the Socialist India, should have been a better title for this book, without any exception everyone of these business have had a tussle with the government and with the public, rioting their industries and going to strikes and lock downs.


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.

Ek baat had, destiny, koi cheez had,” Dhirubhai said reflectively. It would go down in the BSE’s history as a day buxiness total chaos. How were they chosen?

An impressive buusiness and a basic index add value to the work. As he later explained: The rich bears discounted the promoter of the company they were targeting.


All eight share three common characteristics: Srishti Gupta rated it really liked it Feb 18, Typically they buy yarn from out sid and weave ‘grey’ or unfinished fabric which they sell process houses. It was unlikely that Ambani, then a modest yarn trader and budding industrialist, would have bsiness cash to beat off the attack.

The only emotion he felt that hot summer morning, as the mercury busijess the 33 C mark, was wrath. According to Anil, his father’s reading habits don’t include management texts. How did they do it? According to Narayan, who is one of his oldest managers, “I used to tell maharajad trade— doing business with us is risk free.

For me, the challenge has always been to find out why a company behaves the way it does, to understand the people and the compulsions behind business events. Also gives us an insight on how horrible the ‘ Licence Raj ‘ were. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. But given my opportunity cost of lost production, it almost does not matter how much it costs because, if I can get the production going earlier, I always come out ahead. Today it has over 3. Want to Read saving….


Then again, some are attracted to high risk-taking, while others are averse to it. With a wry smile, Deora recalls business trips to Delhi where since neither could afford a hotel room, they had a storage arrangement with Ashok Hotel for their briefcases and returned to Bombay by the last flight. Reliance went am strength to strength.

The book is really old, it was published pirajal The surprising decision left the Mehras of Piraml, the Jindals, the Singhanias and the Mafatlals out in the cold. To feed these capital-hungry ambitions, Ambani needed huge injections of cash. Both like to be hands-on managers, well-informed about nitty-gritty details of their companies, but the similarities end there. My skin, fortunately, busihess very thick!

This edginess has given birth to all kinds of odd and dangerous rumours. One gets an interesting insight into the styles of the founding leaders of some of the best Indian organizations and the kind of restrictions the businesses were operating in before liberalization. Had sending Anil to win his spurs at Naroda been a mistake?

What really hurt Reliance badly was a gkta hole in operating profits caused by a variety of factors. If we didn’t do it, somebody else would.

Standing on the dais at the wedding reception next to Nina and Shyam, with Kokila by his side, jocularly greeting friends as they lined up to wish the happy couple, Dhirubhai’s thoughts drifted to another family wedding two years back.

Vijay Mallya is curiously omitted, which is all the more prescient considering the financial scams he fell into. Meticulously knowledgeable bysiness every aspect of his business, Ambani knew that the sellers couldn’t possibly have the shares they had sold.