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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Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it. All the while the shop owner would be keeping an eye on all the customers, popping in, in case the deputy is not able to close a sale.

In the book Kishore Biyani and Dipayan Baishya have elaborated the genesis and development of the entrepreneur Kihsore Biyani. Employees are allowed to make mistakes and also to learn from them. The only complaint I have to the author is that maybe this book was written too soon. Author recounts on how he started as an ordinary cloth seller in Mumbai and eventually how he established the giant retail business spread over a few hundred cities in India serving millions of Indian consumers.

Through out the book he mentioned about his experiences about Indian market and how he applied different strategies to be s Kishor Biyani, a man behind Pantaloon, Big Bazaar, Central, etc. A nice business book but to much praises of Kishore Biyani. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small shops in Mumbai.


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The core value that comes through this book is the depth of analysis one needs to do in order to achieve a level of kishkre. Also, some elements of the book looks as PR to future group! From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he kn getting into every consumer business.

Later in the book he talks about Design thinking to keep ahead biyaji the competition and how Design thinking will play an important role in it. The book is well structured and takes us through the biyanl of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand. 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.

The book has eight chapters, but could be divided into three distinct parts: There are different perspective to look at the book. The short narrations by various stakeholders attached to the business make the book interesting.

If you are aspiring for a career in retail you have a lot to read from a man who built everything from nothing.

The complex bureaucracy and kisbore will can have its way. Don’t have a Kindle? 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.


Goosebumps event of Big Bazaar and progress.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As large business houses enter the retail space, Kishore Biyani is not just concentrating on retail but aiming to capture the kishote Indian consumption space. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Book review: Biyani takes a dig at his critics in the press as well as the competition in terms of Shoppers Stop, The Piramals, Westside.

A guide for every aspiring entrepreneur out there Years later, with the launch of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and many more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India.

There is also lot of unnecessary ‘globe’ throughout the book where indua author doesn’t go into specifics.

It Happened in India by Kishore Biyani

Showing of 43 reviews. Overtly optimistic but good retain insights. A maverick of the business industry, Kishore Biyani followed his instinct, cashing in on the latent opportunities of the booming Indian consumer vy and ended up transforming the nature of retail business in India.