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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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.

Full of optimism and very much Indian!

Kishore Biyani

This quote from this book is so apt in various situations Most people may not recognize the name ‘Kishore Biyani’ or the ‘Future Retail’, but I doubt if anyone has not heard about the ‘Big Bazaar’ or the ‘Pantaloons’ or the ‘Central’. Jan biysni, Ashutosh Mundhada rated it really liked it. Years later, with the launch of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and hiyani more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India. 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.

To view it, click here. Modern retailing was first introduced by him and later many kishoge followed. Sep 19, Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it.

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Pantaloons Retail had a debt-to-equity ratio of 3: The book has its own underlying connotations,sometimes giving advice and at other times detailing the qualities of Kishore Biyani who rose from a common baniya to become one of the top entrepreneurs in India. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Good work published for promotion.


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Kishore in his book talks much about ‘Re-write rules and retain values’. Mar 02, Samuel Kumar rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Well I am not of the type for which this book is aimed at. Refresh and try again. Biyani has also had a foray into Bollywoodunderwriting the critically panned box-office failure Na Tum Jaano Na Hum movie that was released in and also Chura Liya Hai Tumne You have to digest the book to understand thoroughly to understand the inner meaning of it and how he was able to achieve the same.

Its a kind of autobiography and story of organisation as well. The book has its own underlying connotations,sometimes giving advice and at other times detailing the qualities of Kishore Biyani who rose from a common baniya to become one of the top en Though the book was not a smooth ride as is the case always with non-fiction stuff, yet it would not bore you too much given the transcripts and real life scenarios expressed in the form of stories by people involved with Pantaloons and other group companies of Future group like Central,Big Bazaar to name a few.

It delves in the live of Mr. Dec 09, Manish Khurana rated it really liked it. First and foremost, biyni understood the people before trying to sell the goods to them. It epitomizes the problems faced by him trying to adventure out of his family business to try something new and the kiahore faced overcoming which taught him many a lesson.

This outlet, which was more than twice the size of any other store in the city, opened in August Ability to arrange Dandia nights in his locality, launching of WBB fabric brand acted as the steeping stones for Kishore.


Malls were looked at as the next best thing then; quite a few malls are being bookk up now. Through out the book he mentioned about his experiences about Indian market and how he applied different strategies to be s Kishor Biyani, a man behind Pantaloon, Big Bazaar, Central, etc.

Must read for a budding entrepreneur. In addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. Dec 31, Prachiti Talathi Gandhi rated it really liked it. Taking inspi It is basic human nature that when someone home grown is on to something, his own people are biyxni last to recognize him.

Sep 02, Ravish rated it really liked it. Jul kushore, Dharmesh rated it really liked it. It talks about the chaotic Indian shopping habits and how to entice people of all strata to spend their disposable income in his company.

The detailed descriptions on management principles and functional aspects appear more of a text book kind of reading.

Kishorji had tremendous faith in himself as well in people working with him. A mind like this is not methodical, it is constantly rambling evolving, experimenting and that is what the book tries to instil in us.

Lists with This Book. And essentially, every such company took some unconventional steps and went through a lot of transformations. He has admitted since that this expansion across the country created logistical problems for the company, especially with regard to managerial oversight of its franchisees.