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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Future group had confidence in the consumption power of Indian consumer and thus focused on the common people.

The only complaint I have to the author is that maybe this book was written too soon. Sales plunged; bankers who until then had queued up at his offices started to call in their loans; mutual funds that had invested in his companies buckled under redemption pressures and decided to get out; sources of foreign capital dried; his market capitalization plunged two-thirds in a matter of six months; and Biyani who had invested way ahead of the cash flows from his network found himself trapped.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Some of the management styles and principle discussed lacks any kind of uniqueness and appears common across the industry, so some portions of the book may look redundant. He has mentioned his successes as well as his failures.


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Aug 07, Vinesh rated it it was ok. Taking inspiration from the likes of Sam Walton, Kishore is on the mission on capture every rupee an Indian spends. Bythe Pantaloon franchise was turning lishore 9 million rupees but with a smaller profit margin. He says rather than to react to the changes in fashion and making changes in their retail plans after that, they ought to make the change which would drive the changes in modern fashion.

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Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it. Pantaloons is no longer a part of the Future Group. Feb 08, Pradeep Thakur added it. 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 levels. In addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. Books by Kishore Biyani. Dec 13, Shantanu rated boo really liked it.

He is a strong believer of win-win-win situation.

To biyanu other readers gook about It Happened In Indiaplease sign up. There were postponements in planned expansion and downsizing in some areas. 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.

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From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every consumer business. I call this the time pass theory. BombayBuyaniIndia. Jan 22, Hemanth Gorur rated it really liked it. It Happened In India: Kishorji had tremendous faith in himself as well in people working with him.


Flow of the book is fairly good; thanks to its co-author Dipayan Baishya, who is a business writer. Slightly repetitive but much refreshing read on managerial thought process – less process orientation, oishore, review and analysis- more of imagination, gook, observation and intuition.

There are many books written by foreign authors about retail industry, but what Kishorji said is absolutely right that you need to understand the mentality of people in the area to run your business successfully.

Thus, it would’ve been interesting to know his thoughts on how he felt while parting ways with a company that has played a phenomenal role in his success. The book talks in a colloquial language. Overall its a good book to read!! Sep 19, Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it.

That way every business book is a PR stunt. A mind like this is not methodical, it hook constantly rambling evolving, experimenting and that is what the book tries to instil in us. And essentially, every such company took some unconventional steps and went through a lot of transformations. Pantaloons Retail had a debt-to-equity ratio of 3: An autobiography by the pioneer of Indian retail- sounds promising at first, but it doesn’t.

It talks about not changing consumer behaviour but adapting your business model physical stores to it. To view it, click here.