Rupa to Publish Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla by Rajiv Agarwal

(INR 295, 184pp)


The key to success is not destiny and coincidence as many believe, but a well-rounded strategy, managerial excellence and most importantly, clear and precise thoughts. These are also the traits that helped Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, expand the business from a $2 billion group to a whopping $30 billion giant in just about fifteen years!

Picture Credit: Rupa
Picture Credit: Rupa

In Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla, the first of the Management Lessons From The Masters series, Rajiv Agarwal shows how the group rose to the top in diverse industries—be it telecom, asset management, cement or chemicals—under the astute leadership of Mr Birla. Displaying attention to detail and a deep understanding, the author uncovers little-known details about one of India’s game-changing and most profitable brands. Lucidly written and sharply argued, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to run a successful business and thrive like an industry giant.


RAJIV AGARWAL is a Family Business Consultant with over twenty years of experience. A leading expert on family business in India, he has advised over 1,500 families on succession, strategy and continuity. Currently a Professor of Family Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, which is his alma mater, Agarwal is also an alumnus of BITS Pilani, Pilani, and Harvard Business School. He has also been a visiting Professor at IIM Kozhikode and IIM Indore.

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