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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I’d suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books. If you want to understand bbook evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help.
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.
Big Bazzar was constructed keeping bigani mind the Indian mentality. A mind like this is not methodical, it is constantly rambling evolving, experimenting and that is what the book tries to instil in us.
It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer
The book lacks continuity and doesn’t make you engage with the narration. This outlet, which was more than twice the size of any other store in the city, opened in August Well I am not of the type for which this book is aimed at.
The book captures lot of ideas, vision and perspectives of Mr. Jul 17, Book Nagaria rated it liked it Shelves: The book also discusses the management style and organization issues of the group.
Some of the management styles and principle discussed lacks any kind of uniqueness and appears common across the industry, so some portions of bool book may look redundant.
There were postponements in planned expansion and downsizing in some areas. He believed in the habit of learning and un-learning and made others believed in it too.
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Dec 13, Shantanu rated it really liked it. Traditional Indian shopping behaviours are core to Indian consumer and Big bazzar caught the same trend be it by creating pani puri stall inside store or by buying old clothes in exchange of utensils, it mind boggling. 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 bbiyani marketing channel for the business.
Sep 28, Manish Sehgal rated it really liked it. Oct 19, Kanti Brahma rated it liked bok. As a book, there is a lot kishorw is unsaid and a lot that has been said, it depends on us readers to pick out which ones we like. Lists with This Book. Quotes from It Happened In In Thus, it would’ve been interesting to know his thoughts on how he felt while parting ways with a company that has played a phenomenal role in his success.
A nice business book but to much praises of Kishore Biyani. The chapter on design thinking was a refreshing idea for me and it was good to know that Future group is implementing lot of it. Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok.
More roadblocks, failures and learnings could be shared in the book. Considered at first to be an extravagant risk-taker lacking in worthy business connections, and kidhore by his peers for all of these reasons, Biyani’s success with Big Bazaar had turned him into a revered figure in the Indian retail sector and a magnet for media attention. Modern retailing was first introduced by him and later many others followed.
He was, however, facing a threat from the much larger resources of conglomerates such as Aditya Birla Group and Reliance Industriesboth of whom had signalled an intention to move into the retail sector. The book is well structured and takes us through the journey of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand. He also rolled-over debtconverting it into loans that would mature in three to five years’ time, and pulled out of joint venture deals with companies such as Etam.
In addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. Ability to arrange Dandia nights in his locality, launching of WBB fabric brand acted as the steeping stones for Kishore.
Years later, with the launch of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and many more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India. The book has eight chapters, but could be divided into three distinct parts: Future group had confidence in the consumption power of Indian consumer and thus focused on the common people. Good work published for promotion.