Slide after slide, Kishore Biyani runs through a presentation on Ashoka . his book, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swamy. Kishore Biyani is an Indian businessman was born on 9 August in Mumbai. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Future. It Happened in India. 9 January | Unabridged. by Biyani Kishore and Shantiraj Naye Daur Ki Ore. May by Kishore Biyani.

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He autobiographyy a person who builds long-term relationships, always looking at t On the face of it, this books screams of sloppy editing – There are grammatical errors – There is no flow in this book, at some point it seems like the random ramblings of an old man – This book meanders into random topics – The book switches from the first person to third person speech constantly Oishore when I think about it, it was probably designed this biiyani.

Kishoreji has been a startup guy way before it was cool, he innovated and experimented across various formats, he is responsible for setting trends and all this comes from a typical Marwari businessman which is surprising. Taking inspiration from the likes of Sam Walton, Kishore is on the mission on capture every rupee an Indian spends.

He kisjore admitted since that this expansion across the country created logistical problems for the company, especially with regard to managerial oversight of its franchisees. Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok. A major anchor for his strategic thinking has been the going back to source concept.

Kishorji had tremendous faith in himself as well in people working with him.

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It is not just a story of the Future Group but also how the retail sector evolved in India post economic liberalisation. Dec 13, Shantanu rated it really liked it.

A success story that is inspiring and book to pick up learning points. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kishoee Preview See a Problem?


I have to make people believe again. It delves in the live of Mr. Ah now that was a nice read! Giant Killer in Retail. Much of KB’s personality is evident in the way the book has been written – fast-flying, non-pretentious and in-your-face.

Kishore Biyani- Success Behind Future Group

Jun 03, Rohon rated it really liked it. Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. Malls were looked at as the next best thing then; quite a few malls are being wound up now. Doing something that opposes the established system of beliefs is not an easy task. The book captures lot of ideas, vision and perspectives of Mr.

After a fairy tale ride you brought us to the reality with a Biyani, who has admitted to making “whimsical decisions”, had ignored the prevailing opinion of modelling retail businesses on those in the West and had instead concentrated on concepts that were familiar to India. May 23, Arijit rated it really liked it. Pantaloons is no longer a part of the Future Group. We pray to the Ganges because it is a source of water. Pantaloons Retail had a debt-to-equity ratio of 3: A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to make it big – which is just about anybody these days.

Work done in the first five months gave Paytm a strong foundation, says founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. The business, which supplied a few retail outlet, adopted the brand name of Pantaloon and soon expanded into retail itself using a franchise model. Kishore Biyani was brought up in a joint family, and he has made sincere efforts to keep the family integrated.

Kishore Biyani comes from a family that has been involved in business since the time of his grandfather, who opened a clothes shop in what was then called Bombay after moving there from the village of Nimbi Jodha in Rajasthan.

About Kanika I have been writing for almost 3 years now for various clients. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small shops in Mumbai.


May 28, Manish Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: He is known as Kishoreji or KB among his employees, friends and family. To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. The book explains how the group understood Indian consumer, how the Sarvana store of Chennai acted as a role model for the group, how issues related to real estate, advertising were managed.

He announced that there were plans for a further restructuring of parts of the business to enable it to become debt-free by March 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. Dec 31, Prachiti Talathi Gandhi rated it really liked it. It speaks volumes on changing Indian consumerism and effective means of capitalizing on that.

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. That way every business book is a PR stunt.

At a certain point during the end somewhere the book looks like a PR initiative for the National Institute of Kishofe and a certain design firm called Idiom Design. No trivia or quizzes yet. Full of optimism and very much Indian! Biyani began working in the family fabric-trading business, Bansi Silk Mills, but became frustrated with the conservative approach adopted there by his father, brothers and cousins.

Books Bookmark the permalink. Similar to Sam Walton’s “Made in America”, which is a better read He always believed in learning, un-learning and re-learning. He also emphasizes on building trust and the importance of mutual trust in relationships. Finally, it costs only 99 rupees!