- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (21 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9789351773245
- ISBN-13: 978-9351773245
- ASIN: 9351773248
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 22.3 cm
- Customer Reviews: 181 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time Hardcover – 21 January 2016
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The only thing avoided is before some years there were consistent complaints in the newspapers of Mumbai that Essel World has not paid electricity dues for years.Why this topic was not clarified is the only question after reading this book.
Real biographies should not be a bunch of positive collections but a reflection of positive and negative past.
Anyway still the book is readable.
Well, first of all, my background, I am from a village and have some high hope about Business. What I lack is practical knowledge from someone who has done business. Business anywhere in India is mostly considered a shady process, by which people thugs another. And, with this teaching or knowledge, who can prosper in the society?
Well, I also support the idea of selling, but business does not mean you loot money from your near and dear ones in the name of business, which still persists from a large portion of the India.
So, I needed some practical or say, I wanted to listen from someone successful, for that (As per my background, Jack Ma fits well, or Most other Indian businessmen do not fits my purpose, or believe in shady business, or do not want to help younger generation at all). So, I think the book is must read for every business-minded young person from mostly India-Pakistan-Bangladesh-Nepal-Bhutan-Myanmar. Who knows maybe another person is the next Azim Premji.
About the book(Content): The book is biography, runs in linear fashion and divided in 27 chapters, starting from how a Mandi was formed by business community in modern sense a tribe or sect of people set-up their roof and earns bread and butter, Indian typical middle class mindset.
The book is no way motivational(Sandeep Maheswari) charged-up thing, but a reflection of reality, how a common young person from Indian middle class family, sets a new landmark with his success. The person is typical middle class minded, as the book says "docile", yes mostly it is, a middle class Indian can match with the text or totally the book.
Some Important lines: "..There is no failure unless you accept it"
He didn't explain some important facts that he should have. Like Why you are staunch supporter of Modi? How he got so much infrastructure contracts in Modi government? How Rajat Sharma came up with News 18? Why he didn't took STAR to court when they violated the contract?
In total, an Inspirational book. Subash Chandra is a great man indeed. This book should be widely read.
More books by the same author as the style and content were both good.
While there are so many points to help budding business, but I feel the challenges faced by the young entrepreneurs of today are bit different than what Dr Subash faced in 70s. So this book should be taken as guide not as rule book for young mind reading out there.
But all in all, I have become a fan of this gentleman who came from Zero to Z
The manner in which he expresses himself makes the book a very easy & fun read.
I wish other entrepreneurs learn from Dr. Subhash Chandra and write about their exciting life journey!
This has been going on and after reading his story I doubt if our government will ever support entrepreneurs like him who think ahead of times.
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Billionaire Subhash Chandra shares the steps from childhood, to small business owner to now the owner of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate.
His motivation that he shares often in this book is when his family become steeped in debt and he was on the mission to provide for his family and repay all debts that were owed. He tried his hand at many businesses, but now is known as a media mogul in India. He started the first privately held television station in India.
He is candid and shares the struggles he has had with his companies, people and even his own personality.
This book helped me to understand the politics that are played in India in respect to building a successful business.
Book the author mentioned as the greatest book that affected his life was: "First, Break All The Rules" by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.
Lastly, one aspect that was indeed special. Back in the 90s (not sure if it happens now) every employee would receive a personally signed birthday card from the chairman (SC) each year without fail. This one experience by far was and shall always remain straight from the heart. Respect!!