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DBG-Married To The Boss


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As Dipali Balkrishan Goenka (DBG), 44, takes charge as managing director of Welspun India — the original textile company, started by her husband 28 years ago — she finds herself in the news. Indian corporate history has occasionally seen the First Lady of family business houses play a limited behind-the-scenes role in the business, but for the most part they have focused on CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities. Now, for the first time, the spouse of a major industrialist is to be promoted to the top job in a widely held company. Welspun India’s revenues and profits are a third of the group’s 17,000 crore turnover and it employs more people than all the other companies put together. Read more of this post

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Fordism


wealthymatters.com ” There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” – Henry Ford

John D. Rockefeller – The Man Who Gave Away Shiny New Dimes


wealthymattersJohn Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. As kerosene and petrol grew in importance, Rockefeller’s wealth soared and he became the world’s richest man .His wealth was estimated at $900 million in 1913, equivalent to $189.6 Billion today. This is more than the riches of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and the Walton family combined! He was the first American billionaire. Adjusted for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history.

Rockefeller came from humble, meager beginnings.He was born to traveling salesman William Avery Rockefeller and his wife Eliza. John D. Rockefeller was the second-born child; he had five siblings. His mother was thrifty by nature and necessity.He learned his penny-wise ways from his mother’s old saying: “Willful waste makes woeful want.“As a youth, Rockefeller reportedly said that his two great ambitions were to make $100,000 and to live 100 years. Read more of this post

Sudhir Hasija-The Upwardly Mobile Entrepreneur


wealthymatters.comSudhir Hasija is the chairman of the Rs 1200 crore homegrown handset maker Karbonn Mobiles.Here is a link to the company’s website:http://www.karbonnmobiles.com/.

His story will tell you how a person with few means can get into wholesaling and then into manufacturing.So for all would- be industrialists here is his story:

55 year old Sudhir Hasija, is the son of a government clerk. He left his home in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, after clearing his Class 10 exams. He then moved to Hyderabad where he spent three years in a machine tools company and saved around Rs 3,000. He used this money to set up a business selling TV accessories such as antennas and trolleys in Chennai. It was a difficult struggle. He would climb to the rooftops of buildings bare footed in the scorching heat to install antennas. He used to wash at railway stations and stay in low-cost lodges. However he persisted and managed to built a thriving business that he expanded across other southern cities.  Read more of this post

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