The Sleeping Tigers: A Revival Story

The Sleeping Tigers: A Revival Story (Paperback)

By Rana Som 
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9386602105
EAN: 9789386602107
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 2017-12-15
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

"Rana Som is a corporate leader who has used his expertise of working in different organisations in scripting the turnaround of two public sector giants. He was the architect of Hindustan Copper Ltd's revival and was instrumental for the massive diversifi¬cation and growth of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). He has successfully served as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Copper Ltd and NMDC. During his four-year tenure as the CMD, he took NMDC to the top and made it the best central public sector enterprise (CPSE), the best Navaratna company, the best Rana Som company on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and so on. By selling its equity at 300 times the face value, NMDC became one of the rarest companies to have managed this feat. After superannuating from NMDC and working for a few years as an advisor at the apex level in a large corporate group, he is now the Chairman of Bengal Birbhum Coal¬elds Ltd (BBCL), a mining company which is engaged in developing the largest coal block in India.
Rana Som's strength has always been his ability to work through people, and he has always been unconventional in this area. In turning around the sick and stagnant companies, his main thrust has been to unleash the potential of people and to give them freedom to dream, work and innovate. When he decided to set up a large integrated steel plant in a tribal and volatile area in the state of Chhattisgarh, he spoke to the land owners directly ignoring threat perceptions and establishing an emotional chord with them. For the fi¬rst time in India, agricultural land was available for industrial use in just four months' time and more land was offered than what was notified to be acquired.
Rana, who holds a master's degree in economics and a postgraduate diploma in management, is also a powerful speaker. He speaks at national and international forums. In December 2011, Dr Manmohan Singh, the former Indian Prime Minister, took him to Russia fito impress upon Mr Dmitry Madvedev, the then President of the Russian Federation, the Indian scenario in steel and mines and the benefi¬ts of India–Russia cooperation in this sector. He is now a jury member for Platts, USA, for selecting the best companies as well as the best CEOs in the global mining and metal sector. "

About The Author

"Public sector enterprises in India represent massive state investment, tested technology and quality manpower, but in many cases, their true potential is not realised and they remain sick, under-utilised or stagnant. What they lack is possibly entrepreneurship and vision, which comes from good leadership. This book narrates the story of the revival of two big public sector enterprises. The author served as the chief executive officer of both the companies and shares his experience of their turnaround.
Hindustan Copper Ltd was a loss-making entity for many years. By 2003, the company's accumulated losses crossed ?7 billion. From that position, the company was turned around; it posted a net profit for the first time after 90 months of continuous loss. The author talks about the strategies, efforts and initiatives that brought about the miraculous turnaround of Hindustan Copper Ltd. The company which was to be sold at ?100 million in 2003 now has a market capitalisation of more than ?60 billion.
The second part of the book is about National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (NMDC), which, unlike Hindustan Copper Ltd, had not been a sick company. It was a profitable company with good fundamentals; however, it suffered from complacency and therefore stagnation. How NMDC moved from stagnation to growth and diversification and ultimately realised its full potential is a story of awakening, hardship and success. "


Part I: The Story of Hindustan Copper's Revival
The Task Assigned
The Years that Preceded
Opportunities Unfold
The Decline
Action Begins
New Strategy
Settling In
Struggle Continues
Process of Stabilisation
Lessons Learnt
Part II: NMDC-The Sleeping Company Turns into a Giant
A Great Company
The Journey Begins
NMDC Expands into Steel Making
When Marketing Became the Key
Struggle to Expand
Managing People
Community Work
Lessons to Remember

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Title: The Sleeping Tigers: A Revival Story
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Author: Rana Som
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9386602105
EAN: 9789386602107
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 2017-12-15
Binding: Paperback


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