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It Happened in India has ratings and 20 reviews. Vinoth said: What a book It gave me a lot of insights not only in retail business but in every asp. It Happened in India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small shops in Mumbai. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. of Future Group Founder Kishore Biyani’s book “It Happened in India”. The only organisations that are successful are the ones that harness.

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Kishore despite his middle class trading family background had the power to dream big and understand the intricacies of business. Many comments are in the nature of self-praise; one of the best points that emerge from the book is a reiteration of having superior human relationships as one needs to deal with people in the end customers.

The book also sheds light on style and philosophy of KB; in fact the book reveals journey toward formation of his business empire: Posted January 16, at There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

This isn’t a typical business narrative. 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.


Kishore Biyani should not write this book at this point of time, that is why this works looks promotion-work. See our Returns Policy. The book is well structured and takes us through the journey of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand. It was a good story which also throws some light on beliefs and superstitions of 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.

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At the same time its also a good management book with anecdotes which shed light on various management related topics. Aug 07, Vinesh rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book. It talks about the chaotic Indian shopping habits and how to entice people of all strata to spend their disposable income in his company. Oct 19, Kanti Brahma rated it liked onlh. Posted April 1, at 8: 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 the ‘Pantaloons’ or the ‘Central’.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 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.


It speaks volumes on changing Indian jt and effective means of capitalizing on that. He believed in the habit of learning and un-learning and made others believed in it too.

He made sure that each of his retail stores was halpens to emulate the traditional local stores in the location. Overtly optimistic but good retain insights.

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Jul 08, Ram kumar rated it liked it. And essentially, every such company took some unconventional steps and went through a lot of transformations.

They are more of like eyeopeners. 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.

Good insights into the retail gy 10 years back when this book was written. Insightful into the Kishore Biyanis way of doing business. Jul 25, Dharmesh rated it really liked it.

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Font size is perfect. He emphasizes on how he brought Indianness to the business and how he studied Indian consumers with passion. Oct 25, Amazingsomeone rated it really liked it. Posted May 15, at 4: Good to know more about the garment and retail industry.