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Instead of creating a ‘safe’ capacity based on conservative demand projections, Ambani planned huge factories which from the beginning would be world-scale in pirzmal, cost and quality standards— ven if local demand didn’t match or hadn’t yet reached such volumes. Because, not so long ago, I was just a riffraff boy and people would say: Maybe if I had some education my success and growth would have been quicker.

Reliance’s new PTA plant was under construction and would go on stream soon. Traditional venues for company annual general meetings were too small to accommodate the army of shareholders who wanted to see their king, and Reliance started hiring huge football stadia to host its AGMs.

I have been excavating the jungle and making the road for others to walk. ByReliance fabrics were available all over India through twenty company owned retail outlets, over 1, franchised outlets and over mxharajas, regular retail stores. This book is the compilation of the topmost Indian Businessman of India.


Piramzl his leadership, Telco and Tisco, the group’s two biggest companies which between them contribute over half the group’s sales and profits, are performing better than they have ever done before. And this was the steady appreciation of their shareholding.

The next year’s budget removed the ini mum tax. It would be a world class plant, with the best machinery, all well laid out.

It would ward some investors at the expense of others. As a mill-owner, he invaded the fourth.


Overall a best read. British Gas acquired 3. Some of the attackers were his own cousins, which made the battles within the Birla clan even more exciting for those watching from the sidelines.

Pirqmal achieve this objective, “We tried to emphasize that we were producing a superior fabric by laying stress on the technological sophistication of our unit in all our advertising. One of those who didn’t was Nusli Wadia of Bombay Dyeing, a young Parsi mill-owner of impeccable pedigree who piranal later clash with the older, brash, go-getting trader of which more later.

On the contrary, inside Reliance and within the family here is a feeling of being constantly under siege. We were one of the largest exporter and our turnover must have ranged between Rs 15 and 2- lakhs. Indian entrepreneurs had not yet begun manufacturing man-made yarns and fibres locally.

Business Maharajas (बिझीनेस महाराजे)

The world is a series of orbits, hierarchically stacked up with peons and clerks at the bottom and leading industrialists and politicians at the top. Instead of being pushed around, Ambani neatly turned the tables on the Marwari.

Four times over the past five years Reliance had issued artly convertible debentures collectively worth Rs m. You must understand human psychology. As a yarn trader, Ambani used to kick his heels outside the custom-designed offices of the big serfs, waiting for the opportunity to make a sale.

The user industry was held back by non-availability of supplies. It transformed Dhirubhai from a mere yarn trader into a mill-owner, the top of the Christmas tree in Bombay’s high society and that of Ahmedabad, the two cities which mattered most to him.

And give sensible returns to shareholders. Customers who bought this item also bought. As a school kid, Dhirubhai’s biggest ambition had been to own a jeep. Smiling his trademark grin, pumping hands vigorously, slapping a friend’s back and cracking the usual wedding jokes, Dhirubhai hid deep inside him the strain he was going through.

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers. Confronted with a problem, Ambani thinks laterally, in this case, he bypassed the traditional wholesale trade, oPened his own showrooms, tapped new markets and appointed agents from non-textile backgrounds.


My commitment is to produce at the cheapest price and the best quality. Mobilizing funds directly from small investors was a major departure from normal practice at the time. It would have been better if the sequence of events were in chronological order as sometimes narration seem very confusing because it has various numbers and dates to remember.

Anil Ambani was at Delhi airport, waiting for a delayed flight to take him back to Bombay in time for the crucial board meeting the next day, and didn’t hear of V. Dhirubhai joined him there. Preview — Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal. Aug 16, Sajith Kumar rated it liked it Shelves: I had to salute these brave men who stood their ground against tyranny to make profit and to serve the nation, though the nation might not realize that they were served by these men.

If you an survive this nonsense then you can survive anything! By May 10, the gap between sales and availability was almost covered and the crisis was over. Helping the blind or doing charity or something like that? Dhirubhai’s failure to import PTA at concessio nal rates at first appeared to be an aberration, an accident.

If I had a ready product then I would not be at the mercy of other units in the industry, and I could ensure the quality of the products myself. The book has some slackness at some points, but it keeps up the pace of like a thriller and is a goo read. Bysales were Rs 2.