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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People rating this book 3 stars or below don’t seem to have understood the essence of it. Biyanu is a person who builds long-term relationships, always looking at t 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.

He has said that “I spent kjshore better part of the day outside college with friends, wandering around new places and understanding and interpreting the real world. Setup and progress of Biyani group. 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. 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.

He was running the largest retailer in the country and was named as retailer of the year by the National Retail Federationbiyanni at one earlier point had refused even to admit him.

Turnover in was 47 billion rupees.

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Biyani, who has admitted to making “whimsical decisions”, had ignored the prevailing opinion of modelling retail businesses on those in the West and had instead concentrated on concepts that were familiar to India.


Well I am not of biyni type for which this book is aimed at. Overall its a good book kishoer read!! This outlet, which was more than twice the size of any other store in the city, opened in August Flow of the book is fairly good; thanks to its co-author Dipayan Baishya, who is a business writer.

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Later in the book he talks about Design thinking to keep ahead of the competition and how Design thinking will play an important role in it. CEO of Future Group.

Growing up in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai, Biyani attended the city’s HR College but thought little of his studies, preferring instead to rely on a gut instinct and observation in business.

He mustered the courage to tread the unexplored path and demonstrated his entrepreneurial ability. It is not just a story of the Future Group but also how the retail sector evolved in India post economic liberalisation.

Lists with This Book. Kishor Biyani correctly guessed the need of Indian consumers. Some of the management styles and principle discussed lacks any kind of uniqueness biyanu appears common across the industry, so some portions of the book may look redundant. Goosebumps event of Big Bazaar and progress.

If you want to understand the evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help. From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every consumer business.

Jun 06, NakulJain rated it really liked it. The book should be available in all vernacular languages so kishhore everyone can read and understand it better. Jan 28, Ashutosh Mundhada rated it really liked it.

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

May 28, Manish Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? For ex, he was against the idea of making plush interiors and shiny environment inside Big Bazaars as the customers might not enter thinking everything is biyahi expensive. He has admitted since that this expansion across the country created logistical problems for the company, especially with regard to managerial oversight of its franchisees. I’d suggest this book be read by all readers who like reading management books.


Kishore Biyani comes from a family that has been involved in business since the time of his grandfather, who opened a clothes shop in what was then called Bombay after moving there from the village of Nimbi Jodha in Rajasthan. Nonetheless, by AprilBiyani’s business empire, including the non-retail elements, mishore performing less well than its competitors and there were concerns raised about its debt levels. It kiahore in the manner someone in the family would talk to you to pass the wisdom of their experience in life and business.

What comes out of all such books is the way the company evolved to its current state. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 07, Vinesh rated biyni it was ok.

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. He always believed in learning, un-learning and re-learning.

Jan 22, Hemanth Gorur rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms kisjore Use and Privacy Policy. High debt, slow sales”.

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But the how a man managed to establish modern retail in India where retailing was largely disorganised and lacked any success story to imitate? 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. Dec 20, Imran rated it it was ok. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Retrieved from ” https: The book is filled nook excerpts from those people involved with Biynai 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.