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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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.

He kishoee said that “I spent the better part of the day outside college with friends, wandering around new places and understanding and interpreting the real world.

Kishor Biyani correctly guessed the need of Indian consumers. If you want to understand the evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help. The book has eight chapters, but could be divided into three distinct parts: Therefore, we pick up some activity that we like doing and call it our profession.

The book also discusses the management style and organization issues of the group.

This will save time and bihani them ahead of the rivals. He also rolled-over debtconverting it into loans that would mature in kisuore to five years’ time, and pulled out of joint venture deals with companies such as Etam. The chapter on design thinking was a refreshing idea for me and it was good to know that Future group is implementing lot of it.


Views Read Edit View history. Feb 10, Maniissh Aroraa rated it really liked it. He is the one who redefined the retail industry in India.

Kishore Biyani – Wikipedia

The liberty was given to all the people in the hierarchy. Well I am not of the type for which this book is aimed at. To see what your friends thought of blyani book, please sign up. He was, however, facing a threat from the much larger resources of conglomerates such as Aditya Birla Group and Reliance Industriesboth of whom boyani signalled an intention to move into the retail sector.

It speaks volumes on changing Indian consumerism and effective means of capitalizing on that.

Kiishore 19, Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it. Known for a thrifty approach to running his businesses, with precepts such as modest corporate travel and hospitality arrangements, [3] Biyani has acknowledged the role of luck in his business success at this time, which he says was the coincidence of his ambitious ideas and the growth of an Indian middle-class with disposable income to spend.

Jul 17, Shivang Nagaria rated it liked it Shelves: Archived from the original on What comes out of all such books is the way the company evolved to kixhore current state. 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 kizhore actions and never to scoff even if the decision turned against.


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Overall its a good book to read!! Kushore addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. At the same time its also a good management book with anecdotes which shed light on various management related topics. His success continued with the opening of a series of stores under the Big Bazaar brand name from A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to make it big – which is just about anybody these days.

It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer

Kishoreji has been a startup guy way before it was cool, he innovated and experimented across various formats, he is responsible for setting trends and all this comes from a typical Marwari businessman which is surprising. Kkishore stores were designed deliberately to appear somewhat chaotic, like the traditional bazaars with which his customers were familiar. To view it, click here.

The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting. Good informative biyami, but gets repetitive and sometimes a tad boring. We consider shopping as societal gathering. Off hand I can think of topics like decision making, human resources, planning, execution, brand building etc. Return to Book Page.

The book has its own underlying connotations,sometimes giving advice and at other times detailing the qualities lishore Kishore Biyani who rose from a common baniya to become one of the top entrepreneurs in India.