The Unusual Billionaires

The Unusual Billionaires (Hardcover)

By Saurabh Mukherjea 
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Publisher: Portfolio
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0670089257
EAN: 9780670089253
Binding: Hardcover
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"What is the secret sauce of delivering successful results over multiple decades?

What is common to Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Marico, Berger Paints, Page Industries and Astral Poly?

They are Unusual Companies, built by Unusual Billionaires. This book tells the story of these seven companies, handpicked out of 5000 listed on the stock exchange. Built by visionary business leaders, they have delivered outstanding results for a decade and more.

How did these companies do it?

Why couldn't this be replicated by other companies?

What are they doing differently?

Saurabh Mukherjea, bestselling author of Gurus of Chaos, delivers an exceptional book with lessons to learn from these seven businesses. Mukherjea tells you why focusing on the core business is central to corporate success and how a promoter giving up control to the top management could be a boon. He also explains how investors can generate market-beating investment returns from identifying companies such as these using a simple set of metrics.

Packed with these learnings are riveting corporate stories of how Hindustan Unilever made an aggressive bid to buy Harsh Mariwala's business, but had to sell a business to him in a few years, or how Page Industries found an innovative way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units. Other stories include the turnaround of Axis Bank and the boardroom coup that led to its chairman's exit and how Vijay Mallya sold Berger Paints to the Dhingra brothers

. This book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand how business is done successfully in India.

What is the secret sauce of delivering successful results year-on-year?

What is common to Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Marico, Axis Bank, Hindustan Unilever and Berger Paints?

They are Unusual Companies, built by Unusual Billionaires. The Unusual Billionaires tells the story of eight, truly outstanding companies which delivered 10 per cent revenue growth over the last ten years and 15 per cent return on capital employed. In simple words, these companies defeated 5000 other public listed companies to deliver high growth while maintaining profitability year-on-year for the last decade. How did these companies do it? Why couldn't this be reciprocated by other companies? What are they doing differently?

Saurabh Mukherjea, bestselling author of Gurus of Chaos, delivers an outstanding book with lessons to learn from these eight businesses. Mukherjea tells you why focusing on the core business could save a company's life or how giving control to top management could be a boon. Packed with these learnings are riveting corporate stories of how Hindustan Unilever made aggressive bids to buy Mariwala's business, but had to sell it to the same company in a few years, or how Page Industries found an exciting way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units. It also includes the turnaround of Axis Bank and the boardroom coup that led to its chairman's downfall and how Vijay Mallya lost control of Asian Paints to the Dhingra Brothers.

These and many more makes this book a mandatory read for all corporate leaders to simulate and implement.

Praises

'Mukherjea's book is insightful and makes for easy reading.' Financial Express

'Books that are able to describe successful businesses through a common theme or analytical framework are rare in India. This one is an addition to that small collection.' Money Life

'The book does not just list the winning pack, but also traces the history of these companies and very methodically looks at various metrics to prove why they are the winners.' Hindu Business Line

'An insightful - and reassuring - exposition of how steady good sense can consistently beat the unsteady Sensex.' Rama Bijapurkar, author and management consultant

'Saurabh's book highlights that the recipe for outstanding corporate results hinges on old-fashioned values.' Ashoka Wadhwa, group CEO, Ambit Holdings

'Saurabh Mukherjea describes incisively how some great Indian companies have achieved corporate success and made a great deal of money for investors along the way.' John Kay, professor of economics, London School of Economics

 

About The Author

Saurabh Mukherjea is the CEO of Institutional Equities for Ambit Capital, an Indian investment bank. In 2014 and 2015, he was rated as the leading equity strategist in India by the Asiamoney polls. Mukherjea has spent most of the past decade trying to construct and implement systematic methods for analysing Indian companies in the midst of the chaos that surrounds the Indian stock market. A London School of Economics alumnus, Mukherjea is also a CFA charter holder. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children.

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Title: The Unusual Billionaires
Publisher: Portfolio
Author: Saurabh Mukherjea
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0670089257
EAN: 9780670089253
Binding: Hardcover

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