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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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 biyabi 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.

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.

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BombayMaharashtraIndia. 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 kiahore of the bookk flows from his network found himself trapped.

Archived from the original on Its a kind of autobiography and story of organisation as well. Malls were looked at as the next best thing then; quite a few malls are being wound up now. MumbaiMaharashtraIndia.

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Good insights into the retail industry 10 years back when this book was written. Slightly repetitive but much refreshing read on managerial thought process – less process orientation, hierarchy, biyanu and analysis- more of imagination, speed, observation and intuition. He has been implementing design thinking in his firm way before corporates caught up to it, this shows the level of foresight this man has.


Refresh and try again. Insightful into the Kishore Biyanis way of doing business.

The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting. Oct 26, Vinay Venugopal rated it liked it. 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 the growth of an Indian middle-class with disposable income to spend.

A nice business book but to much praises of Kishore Biyani. It delves in the live of Mr. Quotes from It Happened In In Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok.

Sep 19, Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it. Years later, with the launch of Bkok, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and many more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India.

Open Preview See a Problem? In the book Kishore Biyani and Dipayan Baishya have elaborated the genesis kishote development of the entrepreneur Kihsore Biyani. He has mentioned his successes as well as his failures. Books by Kishore Biyani. Paperbackpages. Kishore Biyani with first hand narratives from his family, friends and colleagues which is amazing.

He is the one who redefined the retail industry in India. Pantaloons Retail had a debt-to-equity ratio of 3: A success story that is inspiring and book to pick up learning points.

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Living people Businesspeople from Mumbai. 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. 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. Modern retailing was first introduced by him and later many others followed.

Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group. 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. Good book to read when you want to know about retail sector in India. Pantaloons is no longer a part of the Future Group.


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This outlet, which was more than twice the size of any other store in the city, opened in August Must read for a budding entrepreneur.

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. One of the prime reasons why I like this book so much is because its written in kshore simple and structured manner which makes it fun to read. Goosebumps event of Big Bazaar and progress. 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.

Jul 05, Sunny rated it liked it.

It talks about not changing consumer behaviour but adapting your business model physical stores to it. It talks about the chaotic Indian shopping habits and how to entice people of all strata to spend their disposable income in his company. Sep 02, Ravish rated it really kishre it. Big bazaar, Pantaloons and Central must have attracted every Indian consumer through its product diversity and competitive pricing. At the same time its also a good management book with anecdotes which shed light on various management related topics.

Mar 02, Samuel Kumar rated it really liked it.

The book also sheds light on style and philosophy of KB; in fact the book reveals journey toward formation of his business empire: To ask other readers questions about It Happened In Indiaplease sign up.

That way every business book is a PR stunt. He drives home the message of innovation. 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.