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Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business

Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher RHI
About the Book: Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business Life stories of five distinguished Gujarati businessmen, celebrating the inherent spirit of entrepreneurship in the Gujarati community Dhandha, meaning business, is a term often used in common trade parlance in India. But there is no other community that fully embodies what the term stands for than the Gujaratis. Shobha Bondre’s Dhandha is the story of a few such Gujaratis: Jaydev Patel-the New York Life Insurance agent credited with having sold policies worth $2.5 billion so far; Bhimjibhai Patel-one of the country’s biggest diamond merchants and co-founder of the ambitious ‘Diamond Nagar’ in Surat; Dalpatbhai Patel-the motelier who went on to become the mayor of Mansfield County; Mohanbhai Patel-a former Sheriff of Mumbai and the leading manufacturer of aluminium collapsible tubes; and Hersha and Hasu Shah-owners of over a hundred hotels in the US. Travelling across continents-from Mumbai to the United States- ... See more
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  1.  That's how you inspire yourself. 25 August, 2013 On
    All the stories have one thing in common -
    The amount of hard work they (the men with 110% support from their better halves) put to achieve the sweet taste of success. The book even shows how INDIAN culture influences their lives even when not in India.
    The stories are certainly more detailed than the 40 pages they occupy in the book. But the author clearly knows how to tell a good story. The choice of characters is absolutely delightful and you only want to know more about more such people.

    Do not read this book as a text book to your entrepreneurial MBA program. This book will help you in no way. But read this book to know how hard work cannot be skipped on the way to success.

    How important hard work is along with a goal and focus in life is highlighted in all the stories.

    Jay- the insurance agent is a very lovable person and made me cry throughout his story.

    Finished the book in just about 2 days, and all I can say now is that the name of the books "How Gujarati's do Business" is a misnomer. Although factually correct, its more a story of how HARD WORKING these dudes were. They could have been any one, parsi or marathi or whatever. What would be more correct - "How these 5 Gujaratis Did Business." I am a gujurati myself and have been observing that this spirit of taking risk has been dampening and people are satisfied with a day job and shopping in malls on weekends. The book takes you through that SPIRIT of taking risks very well. When education was not what gujaratis could bank on, all they had is this spirit of being self employed.

    Read it and know for yourself. Do not resist the flow of tears and the lumps in the throat.
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