Book Review: The Inheritors by Sonu Bhasin
*Publisher: Penguin Random House India *ISBN: 978-0-143-42868-8 *Genre: Business *Cover: Paperback *No of pages: 304 *Price: 299 *Rating: 5/5
Excellent, this book must be translated into different regional languages, and if any small or big entrepreneur read this book, will receive good ideas to implement in their own firm.
The writing style of author is mesmerizing; she is really God gifted, she has presented each and every chapter in very simple way that readers adrenaline rushes to do some business, she first gives the basic background of the person or a firm and then gives an in-depth descriptions from their past till current situation. Each and every chapter is provided in informative way, which creates good curiosity to the readers to know further. Among all 9 chapters I was unknown to many brands, but after reading them I got good inspiration and further I googled to know more about them. In the chapter of Keventers, the life of R.K. Dalmia is provided which is one of the best chapter I got inspired, a real-life rags-to-richness.
The book covers the story of how Dabur group’s Amit Burman created Lite bite foods, Harsh Mariwala a small trader of spices converted into giant Marico, Kuldip singh Dhingra and Gurbachan singh Dhingra of Rajdoot Paints acquired Berger Paints and made 2nd largest Paint company of India, Motilal Oswal and Raamdeo Agrawal two CA converted passion into profession: Motilal Oswal Group, Agastya Dalmia: the milkshake man of Keventers, Tara singh Vachani of Max group: the old age home, the Lawyers: Rishabh and Saloni Shroff of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Luxor: D.K Jain and Pooja Jain, the person who changed the writing styles of India by introducing Pilot pen and last but not least the Mall man Arjun Sharma of Select group.
In today’s fast world this book provides many such stories were entrepreneur’s have faced hurdles and converted them into success is perfectly presented to the readers by the author. I am an entrepreneur and love to read books on entrepreneurship; I have kept this book in my favorite shelf, this book inspired me much and which is close to my heart, hats-off to the author, waiting to read more from her on entrepreneurship.
I highly recommend this business book to each and every aspiring entrepreneur, and those who are students of BBA or MBA.
**I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**
Why did Harsh Mariwala leave his family business?
Why did the Burman family quit the day-to-day operations of Dabur?
How did the Dhingras turn a collapsing business into India’s second-largest paint company?
The Inheritors offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in Marico, Dabur, Keventers, Berger Paints, Select Group, Antara, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Luxor and Motilal Oswal. The book focuses on culture, family politics, ego battles, business rivalries and a lot more. And then, of course, there are the inheritors themselves-some take the businesses to even greater heights while others lead them to doom.