Overview for Icons from the World of Business
Icons brings you the stories of the men and women who have changed the face of India as we know it. By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the ten stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes. Rather than look at the established business dynasties of India, Icons from the World of Business concentrates on the first-generation entrepreneurs who have conceived new ideas and scripted new success stories for the twenty-first century: N.R. Narayanamurthy, who turned Infosys Technologies into a global role model. Sabeer Bhatia, who dreamt up Hotmail. Kirsanbhai Patel of Nirma, the man who offered cheap detergent to the masses. Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms, the woman who rewrote the script when it came to entertainment. Vinod Khosla, who co-founded a great IT company in Sun Microsystem and then funded a dozen ideas in another avatar as a venture capitalist. Azeem Premji, who turned Wipro from a maker of vegetable oils into an Infotech powerhouse. Verghese Kurien, who shaped the cooperative farmers movement and made Amul into a household name. B.M. Munjal, who led Hero group on a fifty-year journey from a small bicycle manufacturer to the top place in the global motorcycle industry. Dr Anjiah Reddy of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, which established Indiaâ€™s credentials as an R&D centre for the pharmaceuticals industry. Dr Pratap Reddy, the founder of Apollo Hospitals, Indiaâ€™s pioneering health services operationâ€™ Filled with details of the greatest exploits of these nine men and one woman, starting from their childhood to the present, this book by Devangshu Dutta is a must-read for all who dream big.
Devangshu Dutta (Author)
Devangshu Dutta is a journalist based in Delhi.