Friday, 9 February 2018

The Inheritors by Sonu Bhasin | Book Review


Summary:

Why did Harsh Mariwala leave his family business?
What made the entire Dabur management to quit one day?
How did Dhingra brothers turn a suffering business in to India’s second largest paints company?
This is a fascinating behind the scenes look into what goes behind brands like Marico, Dabar, Keventers, Berger Paints, Select Group, Max Group and many others. The book focuses on the culture, family politics, business rivalries between and within families, ego battles and a lot more. Plus there are the inheritors themselves who sometimes take the business to great heights and during others, lead to its doom.

Author:

Sonu Bhasin

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India

Release date:

October 1st 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 304 Pages

This book was an easy read, and it was well worth it. I aspire to one day become an entrepreneur, and this book gave me ideas and advice that had never crossed my mind before. The chapters are glimpses but pack a punch with invaluable insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. It taught me a lot and at the same time, it wasn't the kind of motivational book that said anything was possible as long as you believed, but anything was definitely possible if you had the right mix of hard work, patience, passion and talent.

The book contains stories behind big brands like Marico, Dabar, Keventers, Berger Paints, Select Group, Max Group, Luxor and many others, which are actually family owned businesses. I found the book very inspiring and gripping from beginning to the end.  I highly recommend it to anyone interested in starting their own business one day, as it could very teach you to be more successful than you could have ever been.