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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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 bolk growth of an Indian middle-class with disposable income to spend.

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Kjshore has admitted since that this expansion across the country created logistical problems for the company, especially with regard to managerial oversight of its franchisees. That way every business book is a PR stunt. It is basic human nature that when someone home grown is on hiyani something, his own people are the last to recognize him. Well I am not of the type for which this book is aimed at. Much of KB’s personality is evident in the way the book has been written – fast-flying, non-pretentious and in-your-face.

Kishore despite his middle class trading family background had the power to dream big and understand the intricacies of business. Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group. From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every business where a customer spends her money.

Growing up in kiwhore Malabar Hill area of Mumbai, Biyani attended the city’s HR College but thought little of his studies, preferring instead to rely on a gut instinct and observation in business. Employees are allowed to make mistakes and also to learn from them.

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His success continued with the opening of a series of stores under the Big Bazaar brand name from Kisohre from the original on He is 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 biyni – The book switches from the first person to third person speech constantly But when I think about it, it was probably designed this way.


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. He was running the largest retailer in the country and was named as retailer of the year by the National Retail Federationwhich at one earlier point had refused even to admit him.

Also, some elements of the book looks as PR to lishore group! Therefore, we pick up some activity that we like doing and call it our profession. Oct 10, Monalisa Sharma rated it liked it. Must read for a budding entrepreneur. Full of optimism and very much Indian!

It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer

The only complaint I have to the author is that maybe this book was written too soon. 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. The book lacks continuity and doesn’t make you engage with the narration. 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. Dec 31, Prachiti Talathi Gandhi rated it really liked it.

Quotes from It Happened In In Kishore Biyani should not write this book at this point of time, that is why this works looks promotion-work.

Books by 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 biyanl ‘Pantaloons’ or the ‘Central’. It Happened In India: He drives home the message of innovation. The reason being is that it probably reflects the thought process of KB. Kisnore its a good book to read!!

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. Good insights into the retail industry 10 years back when this book was written.

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Aug 07, Vinesh rated it it was ok. 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.

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

Bok and progress biyank Biyani group. It talks about not changing consumer behaviour but adapting your business model physical stores to it. Jul 17, Shivang Nagaria rated it liked it Shelves: He understood people and that helped him ,ishore in good stead. Open Preview See a Problem? Pantaloons is no lishore a part of the Future Group.

Jan 24, Anirudh Jain rated it liked it. The book oishore its own underlying connotations,sometimes giving advice and at other times detailing the qualities of Kishore Biyani who rose from kidhore 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.

Off hand I can think boko topics like decision making, human resources, planning, execution, brand building etc. The detailed descriptions on management principles and functional aspects appear more of a text book kind of reading. Jun 06, NakulJain rated it really liked it. Oct 26, Vinay Venugopal rated it liked it. This will save time and keep them ahead of the rivals. Sep 28, Manish Sehgal rated it kishorre liked it.

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.

Considered at first to be an extravagant risk-taker lacking in worthy business connections, and shunned by his peers for all of these reasons, Biyani’s success with Big Bazaar had turned him into a revered figure in kisbore Indian retail sector and a magnet for media attention.

The book should be available in all vernacular languages so that everyone can read and understand it better.