Slide after slide, Kishore Biyani runs through a presentation on Ashoka . his book, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swamy. Kishore Biyani is an Indian businessman was born on 9 August in Mumbai. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Future. It Happened in India. 9 January | Unabridged. by Biyani Kishore and Shantiraj Naye Daur Ki Ore. May by Kishore Biyani.

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Jan 28, Ashutosh Mundhada rated it really liked it. It has created a belief system, kushore belief system. He emphasizes on how he brought Indianness to the business and how he studied Indian consumers with passion.

It was a good story which also throws some light on beliefs and superstitions of 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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Dec 13, Shantanu rated it really liked it. Dec 31, Prachiti Talathi Gandhi rated it really liked it. We consider shopping as societal gathering. His family members hold significant managerial positions in the firm, while he hires professionals to cater to the other specialized needs of the business. 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.

CEO of Future Group. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. High on the success of his retail chain during the boom, Biyani took the group into diverse businesses like financial services, taking on too much debt. Though the Biyani family initially was against his unconventional ways of tackling business, but had always been his support in good as well as bad times.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a book, there is a lot that is unsaid and a lot that has been said, it depends on us readers to pick out which ones we like. Kishoreji has even shared about his failed businesses. But the how a man managed to establish modern retail in India where retailing was largely disorganised and lacked any success story to imitate? Books Bookmark the permalink.

Oct 10, Monalisa Sharma rated it liked it. A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to make it big – which is just about anybody these days.

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Goosebumps event of Big Bazaar and progress. Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group.

And I really liked how the book has regular interviews of his colleagues. So mythology suits his sensibilities. That way every business book is a PR stunt. Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it. I like mythology because we go to the source. Future group had confidence in the consumption power of Indian consumer and thus focused on the common people.

This book gives an insight into how an average Indian shops, how indian business work, and how to take ideas from ones immediate environment to build something which suits or caters to the needs of the majority. Even in school, he opted to do things the unconventional way. The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting. Drag according to your convenience. Big Bazaar was a huge success; it drew many customers with its strong advertising techniques.


The book talks in a colloquial language.

NIFTY 50 10, 2. The book is filled with excerpts from those people involved with Kishore Biyani right from family members to top executives who were given a free run to make decisive actions and never to scoff even if the decision turned against. More roadblocks, failures and learnings could be shared in the book. Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok. Author recounts on how he started as an ordinary cloth seller in Mumbai and eventually how he established the autobiogtaphy retail business spread over a few hundred cities in India serving millions of Indian consumers.

Kishore Biyani with first hand narratives from his family, friends and colleagues which is amazing.

Biyani which is a good value add. The business, which supplied a few retail outlet, adopted the brand name of Pantaloon and soon expanded into retail itself using a franchise model.

V V K Chandra. I am not sure if I did like this book. Big bazaar, Pantaloons and Central must have bitani every Indian consumer through its product diversity and competitive pricing.

Kishorji had tremendous faith in himself as well in people working with him. Sep 25, Darshana Unnikrishnan rated it liked it Shelves: I’d suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books. Kishore Biyani was brought up in a joint family, and he has made kishote efforts to keep the family integrated.