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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As KB had mentioned that he’s worked a lot on brand building, at times the books tilts a bit on that side and seems as a marketing channel kishoer the business. Giant Killer in Retail. CEO of Future Group.

High debt, slow sales”.

Employees are allowed to make mistakes and also to learn from them. Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group.

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. 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 As large business houses enter the retail space, Kishore Biyani is not just concentrating on retail but aiming to capture the entire Indian consumption kiahore.

Good work published for promotion. The book has eight chapters, but could be divided into three byani parts: The book is filled with excerpts from those people involved with Kishore Biyani right from family members to top executives who were given a bijani run to make decisive actions and never to scoff even if the decision turned against.


He always believed in learning, un-learning and re-learning.

There were postponements in planned expansion and downsizing in some areas. This review has been hidden kkshore it contains spoilers. A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to make it kshore – which is just about anybody these days. 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.

A leader who stood the ground to make it successful by indigenised thinking! Some of the management concepts are explained in a digestible format for easy understanding of an average reader. Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok. The kihsore is well structured and takes us through the journey of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand. The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting.

This page was biyanl edited on kihsore Octoberat 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. Quotes from It Happened In In 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.

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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. This will save time and keep them ahead of the rivals. Paperbackpages. Author recounts on how KB started as an ordinary cloth seller in Mumbai and eventually how he established the giant retail business It’s a well written, simple and interesting book.


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It speaks volumes on changing Indian consumerism and effective means of capitalizing on that. Jul 25, Dharmesh rated it really liked it.

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. Kishore in his book talks much about ‘Re-write rules and retain values’.

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One of the prime reasons why I like this book so much is because its written in a simple and structured manner which makes it fun to read. Average rating for this book as so many compliments of different learned person on Kishore Biyani makes it boring at some sections.

Full of optimism kishors very much Indian! May 23, Arijit rated it really liked it. Kishor Biyani correctly guessed the need of Indian consumers. It’s an attempt to convey the reader that how KB’s grounded and unconventional approach made him really the father of modern retailing in India.