Description : An Entertaining, Intimate And Deeply Moving Portrait Of The Legendary Industrialist. For Six Decades J.R.D. Tata Headed India&Rsquo;S Largest Industrial Conglomerate With Uncommon Success. This Was Only One Aspect Of His Life. He Was Also A Man Of Great Sensitivity Who Suffered At The Loss Of Friends And Was Pained By The Poverty He Saw Around Him: A Philanthropist Who Wanted India To Be &Lsquo;A Happy Country&Rsquo; And Did All That He Could To Make It So: A Man With A Passion For Literature, Fast Cars, Skiing And, Of Course, Flying. This Book, By The Author Of The Best-Selling The Last Blue Mountain, Records Jrd&Rsquo;S Thoughts On A Variety Of Subjects. In These Pages He Speaks Of The House Of Tatas And His Style Of Management, About How He Nearly Joined The Freedom Struggle In The Early 1940S, About The &Lsquo;Thrill Of Living A Little Dangerously&Rsquo;, His Love Of Music And Wine, And The Writers He Likes To Read. He Speaks Also, With Striking Candour And Insight, About The Failures Of Socialism, The Future Of India And His Association With Stalwarts Like Jawaharlal Nehru. Jayaprakash Narayan, Vallabbhai Patel, Indira Gandhi And Henry Kissinger. Towards The End Of The Book, In The Final Year Of His Life, We See Him Come To Terms With Death, God And The Afterlife.
Description : An exhaustive and unforgettable portrait of India's greatest and most respected industrialist. Written with J.R.D. Tata's co-operation, this superb biography tells the J.R.D. story from his birth to 1993, the year in which he died in Switzerland. The book is divided into four parts: Part I deals with the early years, from J.R.D's birth in France in 1904 to his accession to the chairmanship of Tatas, India's largest industrial conglomerate, at the age of thirty-four; Part II looks at his forty-six years in Indian aviation (the lasting passion of J.R.D's life) which led to the initiation of the Indian aviation industry and its development into one of India's success stories; Part III illuminates his half-century-long stint as the outstanding personality of Indian industry; and Part IV unearths hitherto unknown details about the private man and the public figure, including glimpses of his long friendships with such people as Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and his association with celebrities in India and abroad.
Description : In times of adversity, you have two choices — you can either steal yourself away from the situation or steel yourself up towards it. For Ratan Tata, the choice was made early on. To be given the reins to India’s largest business conglomerate can be extremely daunting. But Ratan Tata’s takeover as the chairman of the Tata group proved that what is already great can be made even better. His legacy has the innate power to inspire great leadership. His success can motivate any beyond words. But, if how the world sees you is a result of how well you communicate, Ratan Tata’s wisdom is unmatchable. This book contains his simplicity, his determination, his defining moments, his generosity, his learning curve, his humility and his intellectual curiosity. From a man who has lived his days redefining success, his experiences and learnings can brighten the light at the end of any entrepreneurial tunnel. If ever, on your journey of life, you need a little nudge, a push or a spark, this book will never fail to deliver. Not even for a nano second.
Description : When Jamsetji Tata Started A Trading Firm In 1868, Few Could Have Guessed That He Was Also Opening An Important Chapter In The Making Of Modern India. Jamsetji Saw That The Three Keys To India'S Industrial Development Were Steel, Hydroelectric Power, And Technical Education And Research. A Century And A Half Later, The Tatas Can Claim With Justice To Have Lived Up To The Vision Of Their Founder. But The Road To Success Has Never Been Smooth. Appearing For The First Time In This Edition Is The Story Of How The Tatas, With Ratan Tata At The Helm, Have Had To Grapple With Change In The Post-1992 Era Of Economic Reforms. In A Frank Epilogue, Ratan Tata Talks About The Difficulties He Faced In Implementing Change, Including Resistance From His Colleagues. The Creation Of Wealth Is R.M. Lala'S Best-Selling Account Of How The Tatas Have Been At The Forefront In The Making Of The Indian Nation&Mdash;Not Just By Their Phenomenal Achievements As Industrialists And Entrepreneurs But Also By Their Signal Contributions In Areas Like Factory Reforms, Labour And Social Welfare, Medical Research, Higher Education, Culture And Arts, And Rural Development.
Description : How did Jamsetji Tata win over British resistance to start Tata Steel? How did JRD lose control of Air India? Why did Ratan Tata face opposition to become the chairman of Tata Sons? What happened inside the Taj Hotel on 26/11? The Tata Saga is a collection of handpicked stories published on India's most iconic business group. The anthology features snippets from the lives of various business leaders of the company: Ratan Tata, J.R.D. Tata, Jamsetji Tata, Xerxes Desai, Sumant Moolgaokar, F.C. Kohli, among others. There are tales of outstanding successes, crushing failures and extraordinary challenges that faced the Tata Group. These riveting business stories, by some of India's top writers on the subject, bear testament to the ruthless persistence and grit of the Tata Group and make for an incredible collector's edition.
Description : G.D. Birla, J.R.D. Tata, Walchand Hirachand And Kasturbhai Lalbhai--Four Pioneers Who Were Not Afraid To Think Ahead And Plan Big, At A Time When Indian Industry Had To Compete Fiercely For Market Share Against The Multinationals Of The Day. Together, They Would Lay The Foundations For The Golden Age Of Indian Industry From 1951 To '62. In This Bestselling Book, The Closest Look At These Legends This Far, Gita Piramal Compellingly Brings Alive Their Ambition And Achievement.
Description : These were men of vision who built industries at a time when Indians was just beginning to recognise and fight the british stranglehold over economy. Ghanshyam Das Birla raised a jute industry to rival the British mills. Later, he built not only a huge bu
Description : Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata Was Born In 1839, And In His Lifetime India Remained Firmly Under British Rule. Yet The Projects He Envisioned Laid The Foundation For The Nation S Development Once It Became Independent. More Extraordinary Still, These Institutions Continue To Set The Pace For Others In Their Respective Areas. For, Among His Many Achievements Are The Indian Institute Of Science In Bangalore, Which Has Groomed Some Of The Country S Best Scientists, The Tata Steel Plant In Jamshedpur, Which Marked The Country S Transition From Trading To Manufacturing, His Pioneering Hydro-Electric Project, And The Taj Mahal Hotel In Mumbai, One Of The Finest In The World. In These As In Other Projects He Undertook, Jamsetji Revealed The Unerring Instinct Of A Man Who Knew What It Would Take To Restore The Pride Of A Subjugated Nation And Help It Prepare For A Place Among The Leading Nations Of The World Once It Came Into Its Own. The Scale Of The Projects Required Abilities Of A High Order. In Some Cases It Was Sheer Perseverance That Paid Off As With Finding A Suitable Site For The Steel Project. In Others, Such As The Indian Institute Of Science, It Was His Exceptional Persuasive Skills And Patience That Finally Got Him The Approval Of A Reluctant Viceroy, Lord Curzon. In For The Love Of India, R.M. Lala Has Drawn Upon Fresh Material From The India Office Library In London And Other Archives, As Also Jamsetji S Letters, To Portray The Man And His Age. It Is An Absorbing Account That Makes Clear How Remarkable Jamsetji S Achievement Truly Was, And Why, Even Now, One Hundred Years After His Death, He Seems Like A Man Well Ahead Of The Times.
Description : How did Dhirubhai Ambani build a polyester plant in record time? What made JRD Tata launch India’s first airline? How did Vijay Mallya wrest control of Shaw Wallace from Manu Chhabria? Why did Bhai Mohan Singh fall out with his favourite son and lose control of Ranbaxy? The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories contains excerpts from a selection of the finest business books published by Penguin Portfolio. This anthology features snippets from the lives of some of the most eminent business leaders India has seen—M.S. Oberoi, Ratan Tata, Aditya Birla and Rahul Bajaj, among others. There are tales of outstanding successes, crushing failures, extraordinary challenges and relentless determination, some of which chronicle the times when these legends were just simple businessmen trying to make a mark. The grit and ruthless persistence of these men defined who they were and the legacies they left behind.