Author: Vir Sanghvi
Publisher: Roli Books, New Delhi
Men Of Steel: India's Business leaders in candid conversation by Vir Sanghvi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book by the well known journalist Vir Sanghvi, contains the candid conversations of 11 eminent business leaders of India who have made a mark on the business map of India. They are: Ratan Tata of Tata Group, Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group, Sunil Bharti Mittal of Airtel, Rajeev Chandrasekhar currently an MP, Azim Premji of Wipro, Subhash Chandra of ZeeTV, Uday Kotak of Kotak Group of companies, Bikki Oberoi of East India Hotels group, Nusli Wadia of Bombay Dyeing and Vijay Mallya of Kingfisher fame. As said by the author in the preface, each profile was put in 2000 words for the Hindustan Times, Mumbai edition under the HT Leadership series.
What I liked about the books is the format of the book which one can easily read and understand in as less as 2000 words for each of the 11 personalities. The book shows each of the 11 business leaders along with their struggles in life, their flamboyance et al. At the beginning of each chapter it is also laced with quotations by the 11 business leaders which makes it more enjoyable to read and understand. It is a very useful book not only for students of business management and for those aspiring to be future business leaders but also to the general public at large to understand the lives of business leaders who have put India on the World Map of Business.
I was able to finished reading this book in a matter of 12 hours. If more business leaders were included it would have served a greater purpose.
My rating: 4/5
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