It Happened In India has ratings and 90 reviews. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric. It Happened in India has ratings and 20 reviews. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small . It Happened In India [Kishore Biyani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Used – Like New.

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Also one big advantage of this book is that it’s in Indian setting so it’s a little easy to relate to the events and details mentioned at times. Quotes from It Happened in India. Didn’t get the right answer you were looking for Undia your question.

Return to Book Page. Feb 14, Raja Sankar rated it really liked it. Summary Of The Book Growing up in a joint family, Kishore Biyani was expected to eventually follow his father and uncles and join their textile mill business.

Some of the management concepts are explained in a digestible format for easy understanding of an average reader. My Second Innings by Shanti Bhushan.

He would say, ‘I don’t want the fancy MBA-types. Therefore, we pick up some activity that we like doing and call it our profession. The retail chain Biyani set up, Big Bazaar, is not. From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every business where a customer spends her money. The book should be available in all vernacular languages so that everyone can read and understand it better. A better publisher and better editing could have made the book much better.

It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer

This generated halpened in me in the initial chapters. The book has eight chapters, but could be divided into three distinct parts: Similar to Sam Walton’s “Made in America”, which is a better read Kishore Biyani should not write this book at this point of time, that is why this works looks promotion-work.


The liberty was given to all the people in the hierarchy. The book has its own underlying connotations,sometimes giving advice and at other times detailing the qualities of Kishore Biyani who rose from a common baniya to become one of the top entrepreneurs in India. And essentially, hhappened such company took some unconventional steps and went through a lot of transformations. 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 life scenarios kizhore in the form of stories by people involved with Pantaloons and other group companies of Future group like Central,Big Bazaar to hap;ened a few.

The ostentatious ad campaign ensured that people felt at home with happensd store. We consider shopping as societal gathering.

Sep bbiyani, Ravish rated it really liked it. 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. A very motivational book Kishorji had tremendous faith in himself as well in people working with him.

I received the product in a bad condition. I 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.

The Big Bazaar marketing campaign was specifically targeted at this section of the society and it succeeded.

That way every business book is a PR stunt. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

On the face of it, this books screams of sloppy editing – There are grammatical errors – There is no flow in this book, at some point it seems like the random ramblings of an old man – This book meanders into random topics – The book switches from the first person to third person speech constantly But when I think about it, it was probably designed this way. When Pantaloon got listed on the stock exchange, the investors pressurized Kishore to focus on the bottom-line revenue and profits.


I am an MBA and yes, the way Kishoreji has setup his business is confusing for me. In all, the book has come from one of those people who rose from being a common man to re-define the way people shop. Incidentally, Kishore Biyani s objective is to capture every rupee in the wallet of every Indian consumer, wherever they are — an investment banker living in a south Mumbai locality or a farmer in Sangli. A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants t Astounding insights, not-so-new revelations and a lot of pithy Kishore-isms make up this business book which is as much the story of the Future Group as it is about Kishore Biyani himself.

nidia Good work published for promotion. The WM was kind while talking to me. But the how a man managed to bjyani modern retail in India where retailing was largely disorganised and lacked any success story to imitate? The way preferred by Kishoreji. Leasing real estate for a new store or Researching a new Business model, Kishore seems to be personally involved in the whole process.

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.

It Happened in India by Kishore Biyani

Feb 10, Maniissh Aroraa rated it really liked it. Giant Killer in Retail. A good book that offers depth in the unorganized retail sector and the ‘kirana’ stores in India.

Intuition and imagination is given more importance than numbers. Good book to read when you want to know about retail sector in India. The book also discusses the management style and organization issues of the group.

Transformative Ideas for India by Amitabh Kant. The reason being is that it probably reflects the thought process of KB.