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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Lists with This Book. 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.

A success story that is inspiring and book to kishor up learning points. Pantaloons Retail had kishoge debt-to-equity ratio of 3: He has mentioned his successes as well as his failures.

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.

It speaks volumes on changing Indian consumerism and effective means of capitalizing on that.

In addition to the threat posed by the conglomerates, the economic downturn affected Biyani’s business and his methods. The detailed descriptions on management principles and functional aspects appear more of a text book kind of reading.

Well I am not of the type for which this book is aimed at. His success continued with the opening of a series of stores under the Big Bazaar brand name from Also, some elements of the book looks as PR to future group! Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it. It is in the manner someone in the family would talk to you to pass the wisdom of their experience in life and business.


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 It talks about not changing consumer behaviour but adapting your business model physical stores to it.

This outlet, which was more than twice the size of any other store in the city, opened in August Feb 10, Maniissh Aroraa rated it really liked it. InBiyani floated 60 per cent of his business on the Indian stock market to raise funds for expansion, store improvements and marketing.

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. For ex, he was against the idea of making plush interiors and shiny environment inside Big Bazaars as the customers might not enter thinking everything is too expensive.

Living people Businesspeople from Mumbai. 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.

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The chapter on design thinking was biyahi refreshing idea for me and it was good to know that Future group is implementing lot of it. Thus, it would’ve been bopk to know his thoughts on how he felt while parting ways with a company that has played a phenomenal role in his success. Paperbackpages. What comes out of all such books is the way the company evolved to its current state.

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It epitomizes the problems faced by him trying to adventure out of his family business to try something new and the hardships faced overcoming which taught him many a lesson. Things appeared to be improving after the initial shockwave of CEO of Future Group. Kishore Biyani should not write this book at this point of time, that is why this works looks promotion-work. I’d suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books. Archived from the original on Taking inspi It is basic human nature that when someone home grown is on to something, his own people are the last to recognize him.

The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting.

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He is a person who builds long-term relationships, always looking at the big picture, revels in his Indianness and is always looking out for the next hack. 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.

Kishore despite his middle class trading family background had the power to dream big and understand the intricacies of business. To view it, click here. Views Read Edit View history.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you want to understand the evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help.

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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. These stores were designed deliberately to appear somewhat chaotic, like the traditional bazaars with which his customers were familiar.

Biyani which is a good value add.