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On the contrary, whoever shows initiative, gets the job. I am not a director in other companies. That was the paramount thing in my life, “he would recall several years later. Three days after the finance ministry had relaxed constraints on NRI investments on August 20,three companies applied to the Reserve Bank of India for more Reliance shares. In this rarefied atmosphere, the earthy Ambani with his swarthy complexion and robust hail-fellow-well-met manner was a powerful presence.

Birla studied at Boston’s prestigious MIT and Tata graduated from the equally famous Cornell, but the matriculate Ambani rolled up his sleeves and got a job at seventeen, Vijay Shah dropped out of the London School of Economics when his father died, and Khaitan completed his undergraduate studies in an undistinguished morning college.

So what good was “. License Raj and Congress are the culprits of destroying this country down to its roots. Up toAmbani has mobilized Rs A suitable background and appropriate training are clearly major advantages, but high achievers are usually good at most tasks they take up, even those unrelated to business.


But we went in with an open mind and tried our very best.

It doesn’t claim to be definitive or a Ph. I learnt the hard way. Anyone can import an OGL item, but anything on the restricted list has first to get clearance from the director general of technical development. Nearby was Porbander, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

If anybody says that Reliance benefited immensely from the High Unit Value Scheme, they are giving me credit at the expense of their ignorance. To the poorly punned question, “We would like to have your last word on the subject,” Dhirubhai quipped: Pigamal of these was letter writing and paper shuffling, which Mukesh sought to abolish totally.

If you give him a world food market report, he would like to read it, but if you tell him here is ales son on organization design, he will say: By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time.

Reliance had to have th best: Inevitably, therefore, this is a book about business personalities. Till my last breath I will work. In building theirjagirs, each has developed a unique set of tenets which stems from his character, background and experiences.

In Reliance’s balance sheet, a huge Rs m debt would disappear as accountants regard debentures as borrowingsshare capital would go up by about Rs m, and it would look healthy enough for the next round of fund-raising. According to Anil, his father’s reading habits don’t include management texts.

Cash outflows on servicing would go down.

If others did not do well, perhaps, they could not export their goods. As such, one would expect them to shine in virtually any economy.

Birla, no mean writer himself, used to say that no Indian can write biography. In a bid to make companies like Reliance actually pay taxes, Pranab Mukherjee, the then finance minister, announced in his budget that zero-tax companies would have to compulsorily pay tax on 30 per cent of their profits.


The man applying the brakes was Vishwanath Pratap “Mr.


All eight share three common characteristics: So I went abroad the same night, bought gitaa component and got it back on Sunday night and the plant was in production from Monday afternoon. Dhirubhai once said, “I consider myself a pathfinder. Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house Bhautik Makadiya rated it really liked it Aug 26, Lists with This Book. The companies had acquired Reliance snares after Ambani’s battle with the bears in May Both foresaw synthetics as the fabric of the future though they arrived at this common ground from opposite routes and different backgrounds.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He would use this set of four values over and over to drive Reliance’s spectacular growth. And to scotch rumours or a business on Reliance’s share price while he was away, he met with leading journalists in an informal press conference in his all-white office.

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The reality was quite the opposite.