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To overcome this constraint, Ambani started sourcing grey fabric from the power looms of Surat, processing it at Naroda and selling it under the Vimal brand name. Flawed ideological affiliations of short-sighted politicians wreaked havoc in the industry when such people found power in their hands.

To gta Dhirubhai’s deadlines, Mukesh’s young project team discarded several established business practices in favour of unconventional methods which have now become part of Reliance’s corporate culture. As an attendant manning a Shell gas station, Dhirubhai swore he would one day head a company like Shell, hunt for oil and refine it.

Legs planted squarely on the ground, his head cocked slightly, his thitaning hair cropped shorter than a marine’s, eyebrows flying over a broad forehead, Ambani looks relaxed.

Undeterred, Ambani built himself a well-equipped gymnasium and got to work, teaching his body to respond to his mind’s demands.

She is married to industrialist Dilip G. In terms of sheer drama, there’s little to beat takeovers and buy-outs.

People are jealous,” Ambani grumbled. 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.

Even then, the information given is more than appetite of any want to-be business This book is the compilation of the mahqrajas Indian Businessman of India.

Book Review: Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

The profiled businessmen had to be leaders in their chosen area of activity. In the late 70s,her younger son Vijay had established a tiny office and: Most lay persons at first believed that this decision was designed to help Dhrubhai.


Perhaps that’s why Dhirubhai named his bj Reliance. After printing and other processing, tt fabric-generally unbranded-is sold bita the wholesale trad, which has financed the whole operation. How big should a biography be before it becomes s useful?

How did they thrive and prosper even as others failed? Under his leadership, Telco and Tisco, the group’s two biggest companies which between them contribute over half the group’s sales and profits, are performing better than they have ever done before.

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He freed piramap from day-to-day operational management of the group’s manufacturing facilities the moment his sons, Mukesh and Anil, joined the family firm in the mid-’80s. Pranab was in the finance ministry, which does not issue licences. Simultaneously we took steps to evolve our own distribution system as we found that the existing marketing channels were inadequate and unsatisfactory.

For my foreign exchange requirements, I can access the international markets. Her hard work in gathering information about these tycoons and cleverness of not revealing everything can be felt by a reader.

And yes, there’s no shortage of people waiting to salute him.

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In tandem with the trend, Reliance’s market cap exploded from Rs 1. And when he talks, he doesn’t bother about mundane things like correct sentences, grammar, etc. If you are used to listening to English with a Gujarati accent like I am, then you’re on a good wicket. He claims to have made the Thai government fall in line to grant him tax exemption by threatening to walk out.

Doctors moved him out of the Jaslok Hospital’s intensive mahsrajas unit within days, but recommended treatment by American specialists in San Diego. But given my opportunity cost of lost production, it almost does not matter how much it maharajaas because, if I can get the production going earlier, I always come out ahead.


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She has been writing and commenting on the corporate sector for over eighteen years for leading Indian and international newspapers such as the UK’s Financial Times and Economic Times.

Ambani and his team never went to Delhi without these,” says Umyal. Whether in a white half-sleeved safari or one of his conservative dark [] suits and crisp white shirts with his trademark flamboyant buwiness silk tie, there’s nothing half-hearted about the most talked about businessman in India.

He stormed the topmost orbit when he decided to invest bu petrochemicals.

Right from the start, I knew that brand image was the most important part in order to win the consumer’s confidence,” says Ambani. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Reliance shares were appreciating, and the scheme promised profits for everyone. We used to be there, looking at the activity in the street below. Aaj kiska puja ho raha had? But we went in with an open mind and tried our very best. Before the huge Reliance Petrochemicals issue, rough rule of thumb calculations suggested there were three million shareholders in the country.

Malhotra, head of manufacturing operations, explained how they did it: It was then believed that amongst those whose opinion counted in the selection process were Veerendra Patil, the then petroleum minister, and Pranab Mukherjee, who headed finance.

Kapal Mehra’s name apparently had been on the shortlist. Ambani finally received it in The next yearin addition to a 25 per cent dividend, Ambani issued bonus shares on a 3: