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People think composite mills are first class, that power looms ari second class. If you make profits, they are yours. An extremely well written piece from a veteran journalist, this book captures the spirit of erst while Indian Environment, the export and import tariffs, the Emergency, Liberalization, assassinations of Prime Ministers and riots, the Bengal Communist idiocy that forced businessmen to flee Calcutta, everything is captured in an engaging manner. After setting up our plant, their business with India has grown-they’ve sold technology, to five joint sector projects.

Many merchants who have left the nation have prospered better than the ones who stuck to the home ground, in fact all of these business men have at some point in their careers considered leaving the country for better ones and setting up business there! And Dhirubhai likes to move fast. The diversity of the successful entrepreneurs in their modus operandi is humongous. Among the former was Viren Shah, a fiery businessman-politician and chairman of Mukand Iron and Steel.

Smiling at my discomfort, he floored me. Gita Piramal has done a wonderful job in compiling a book of this kind that is also eminently readable.

Ambani finally received it in Instead of being pushed around, Ambani neatly turned the tables on the Marwari. Later, Ambani would insist that he had had no choice but to defend the share price.

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That dictum-both parts of it mare also vital for speed. We were one of the largest exporter and our turnover must have ranged between Rs 15 and 2- lakhs. Customers who bought this item also bought. Could companies called Iota, Crocodile and Fiasco be for real? Meticulously knowledgeable about every aspect of his business, Ambani knew that the sellers couldn’t possibly have the shares they had sold.


Reliance, so often described as a bubble, seemed about to be pricked.

Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

I know some people think that what Mahaarajas m doing is a fraud, but before you journalists come to interview me, study what is happening in the international financial markets. Gradually we got the other people. Once the two elder sons had started sending money home regularly, Hirachand felt they could afford to send Natwarlal to a smart Bombay college.

Dhirubhai was born on December 28, to Jamna and Hirachand d.

Ramniklal shifted from Aden to Ahmedabad to look after administration and production at Naroda. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Many attribute Dhirubhai’ ssuccess to political patronage rather than proficient management and claim that he will go to any lengths to achieve his motto: Another set of businessmen felt that Reliance was an out-of-control monster, a bubble that would burst at any moment.

Hita know, I was nothing just a small merchant-and now I have reached this level. Ambani was then thirty-four years old, Birla twenty-three. But we are open to consider git ventures where we have an active role to play.

The newspaper claimed that these companies belonged to Reliance and that they borrowed money from the banks at 18 per cent interest to buy debentures which earned only I do not consider myself cleverer than my colleagues in the industry.

In India, technically managements cannot buy their own companies’ shares, so a brand new organization, the “Friends of Reliance Association’, emerged which boughtof the bears’ 1. Whoever controlled them also seemed to be remarkably well informed about Indian regulations. Each year he beat his own record.

After the water receded, we had to remove 50, tonnes of garbage-silt, dead animals, floating junk-before we could get to the actual recovery work. But, in another sense, 23 lakh shareholders plus countless others have benefited directly or indirectly from Reliance’s success. Just like a real empire, every business concern encounters aggression from all corners, not necessarily armed ones.

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Work is in full swing on an ethylene gas cracker and an oil refinery, and Reliance is a regular bidder for busness exploration contracts. He truly understood the minds of men.

Singh’s action was probably influenced by a series of articles published in a national daily. Given the sheer number of records Microsoft and Windows, a computer operating system, have broken, complacency maharajs have taken over. Dhirubhai joined him there. Reliance shares were appreciating, and the scheme promised profits for everyone.


maharanas Then and now, it out spent its competition with a budget which is on par with consumer giants such as Hindustan Lever.

Some dominate a particular business, others control more than one industry. I have been excavating the mahaarjas and making the road for others to walk. Maybe if I had some education my success and growth would have been quicker.

Instead, Gates says, “The outside perception and the inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The top official of a bank uninvolved in the scheme said: Preview — Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal.

From Khaitans to Ambanis, she takes you a tour to all the stalwarts. How did these men build their enormous empires?

Their businesses are distinct and varied. So everybody goes mahagajas the temple, prays, comes out and throws chana to the pigeons. Yet, tangled in the disparities, are a few skeins which are common to each.

In his eyes, it wasn’t extravagance, but a broadening of the mind, another lesson picked up from Burmah Shell.