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Mahaarjas against the earlier practice of capitalizing interest on long term debt obtained for the purchase of fixed assets till the date of commissioning of the assets, Reliance capitalized interest for the entire contracted period of the debt. Negotiating with international suppliers, he contracted the purchase of literally a whole year’s supply of PTAwsomething in the region of 60, tonnesmand instructed several banks to open letters of credit for him.

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One gets an interesting insight into the styles of the founding leaders of some of the best Indian organizations and the kind of restrictions the businesses were operating in before liberalization. Even then, the information given is more than appetite of any want to-be business This book is the compilation of the topmost Indian Businessman bysiness India. But given my opportunity cost of lost production, it almost does not matter how much it costs because, if I can get the production going earlier, I always come out ahead.

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In keeping with his core philosophy of backward integration, he started with PTA purified terephthalic acidone of the petrochemicals from which PFY and PSF can be made.


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After setting up our plant, their business with India has grown-they’ve sold technology, to five maahrajas sector projects. He stormed the topmost orbit when he decided to invest in petrochemicals. Government even interfered in the management of private companies. Typically they buy yarn from out sid and weave ‘grey’ or unfinished fabric which they sell process houses. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Information gathering has become as sophisticated as its other operations. Some of it must have gone towards paying back loans taken out during the big bear fight. Audible Download Audio Books. Indubitably, all eight are bright and talented. He began with textiles, which is an end product for consumers, and worked his way backward through the intermediate chain like polyester, petrochemicals, refinery and finally, oil exploration.

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Business Maharajas tries to capture snapshots of critical or illustrative episodes in the action-packed careers of eight extremely busy people. The heftiest profits came from maharaas High Unit Value Scheme which the government introduced inthrough which polyester filament yarn could be imported against the exports of nylon fabrics.

The man applying the brakes was Vishwanath Pratap “Mr. Dhirubhai joined him there.

I’ve borrowed it from library so didn’t read it completely, but the exhaustive history of country prominent business czars is an essential read, particularly for entrepreneurs, industrialists or one from business families, as I am Ramniklal was in Aden, a port city now part of Yemen but then a British crown colony, and he sent a message back that jobs were available. The former petrol pump attendant is inching his way to realizing his dream of building a company like Burmah Shell.


As an attendant manning a Shell gas station, Dhirubhai swore he would one day head a company like Shell, hunt for oil and refine it. The first time I interviewed Ambani, in AprilReliance had just declared its intention of turning non- convertible debentures into convertible ones, a move which was being widely criticized.

In the end, Nehru allowed to set up Hindalco, as some kind of consolation. This was a crucial election which saw the end of the Janata Party rule and Mrs. According to the Indian Express, ten or more banks had lent over Rs m as overdrafts to a bewildering assortment of sixty investment companies without any track record against the security of Reliance shares and debentures.

That was the paramount thing in my life, “he would recall several years later. It would be a year more before Reliance’s PTA plant would go on stream. By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time.

Discussing the deal with the Khaitans, I found that their bid was based not so much on the advice of bean counters but on human factors.

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So how do they think? I doubt if there’s a more fascinating businessman than Dhirubhai Ambani. This mandates an intelligent, powerful and far seeing emperor at the centre.