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How India Found its Feet

The Story of Indian Business Leadership and Value Creation, 1991-2010

Author(s): Arvind Agrawal

Book Description

The economic growth of India during the decades of the 1990s and 2000s is well documented. There is, however, little available explanation for this growth and thus how this can be repeated. This book documents the unequivocal effort by some individuals and teams that fashioned globally competitive businesses during this short span of time. This volume includes interviews with business leaders from thirteen businesses in order to capture the essence of creating unprecedented value. These stories unfold the creativity, risk taking ability, compassion for fellow human beings and, more than anything else, the celebration of the triumph of individuals. These thirteen leaders explain with incredible frankness their ingenuity in conceiving new lines of business. These stories will provide inspiration for future leaders and entrepreneurs not just in India, but all across the world. As such, this book will facilitate potential business leaders to invent new business models and establish themselves in the global markets – the world is looking at them to innovate as they structure their own career path.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4820-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4820-4
Date of Publication: 01/07/2013
Pages / Size: 245 / A5
Price: £44.99


Arvind Agrawal has over 28 years of industry experience in leading an Asia-Pacific-wide business, heading business strategy for a leading financial institution and developing and rolling out new products. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1983, Arvind spent around two decades working in the IT and Financial Services industry (NIIT, American Express, GE Capital) in India before working in Singapore where he spearheaded the Fair Isaac Corporation’s Asia Pacific services business and developed a strategic framework for card acquisition and customer retention for American Express GNS partner banks. After his career in industry, Arvind took the decision to move into academics, where he was able to pass on his extensive knowledge of the business world. While teaching, he discerned a passion amongst young people to start their own business and lead from the front. This was the foundation of this book which identifies the strategies and efforts that led to the success of several businesses during the “Golden Period” of Indian growth. Arvind is currently working on a research project that will create a model for sustainable work opportunities in rural environments.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6051-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6051-4
Date of Publication: 01/08/2014
Pages / Size: 242 / A5
Price: £25.99