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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Growing up in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai, Biyani attended the city’s HR College but thought little of his studies, preferring instead to rely on a gut instinct and observation in business. Similar to Sam Walton’s “Made in America”, which is a better read Malls were looked at as the next best thing then; quite a few malls are being wound up now.

Nonetheless, by AprilBiyani’s business empire, including the non-retail elements, was performing less well than its competitors and there were concerns raised about its debt kishhore. Also one big advantage of this book is that it’s in Indian setting so it’s a little easy to relate to the events and details mentioned at times. Oct 10, Monalisa Sharma rated it liked it.

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Also, some elements of the book looks as PR to future group! The book lacks continuity and doesn’t make you engage with the narration. Astounding insights, not-so-new revelations and a lot kushore pithy Kishore-isms make up this business book which is as much the story of the Future Group as it is about Kishore Biyani himself.


Some of the management concepts are explained in kihsore digestible format for easy understanding of an average reader. Kishore in his book talks much about ‘Re-write rules and retain values’. Open Preview See a Problem?

This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat He is a person who builds long-term relationships, always looking at the big picture, revels in his Indianness and is always looking out for the next hack. No trivia or quizzes yet. A mind like this is not methodical, it is constantly rambling evolving, experimenting and that is what the book tries to instil in us.

Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group. Retrieved from ” https: His method of communication with both the media and financiers had been perceived as poor, as were his staff recruitment choices.

From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every business where a customer spends her money. If you want to understand the evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help.

A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants t Astounding insights, not-so-new revelations and a lot of pithy Kishore-isms make up this business book which is as much the story of the Future Group as it is about Kishore Biyani himself. I’d suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books. It’s an attempt to convey the reader that how KB’s grounded and unconventional approach bok him really the father of modern retailing in India.


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Kishor Biyani correctly guessed the need of Indian consumers. He mustered the courage to tread the unexplored path and demonstrated his entrepreneurial ability. Biyani reacted to the crisis with measures such as a considerable reduction in the numbers of his mid-level management staff and a restructuring of his corporate interests.

The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting. A must read who wants to understand kishord buying behaviour.

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Things appeared to be improving after the initial shockwave of Feb 08, Pradeep Thakur added it. He is the one who redefined the retail industry in India. Sep 28, Manish Sehgal rated it really liked it. In addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. Kishore Biyani is an Indian businessman. Big bazaar, Pantaloons and Central must have attracted every Indian consumer through its product diversity and competitive pricing.

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