Book Name:- The Unusual Billionaires
Author Name:- Saurabh Mukherjea
What makes a company truly outstanding?
What is common to Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Marico, Page Industries and Astral Poly?
What is the secret sauce of delivering successful outcome over multiple decades?
They are Unusual Companies, built by Unusual Billionaires. This book, The Unusual Billionaires tells the story of these 7 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?
What are they doing differently?
Why could not this be replicated by other companies?
Saurabh Mukherjea, the bestselling author of Gurus of Chaos, delivers an extraordinary book with lessons to learn from these seven businesses. Saurabh tells you how a promoter giving up control to the top management could be a boon and why focusing on the core business is central to corporate success. 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 Page Industries found an innovative way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units, or how Hindustan Unilever made an offensive bid to buy Harsh Mariwala’s business but had to sell a business to him in a few years. Other stories include the turnaround of Axis Bank and how Vijay Mallya sold Berger Paints to the Dhingra brothers.
About the Author
Saurabh Mukherjea, the bestselling author of the book Gurus of Chaos. He is the CEO of Institutional Equities for Ambit Capital, an Indian investment bank. In 2014-2015, he was consider as the leading equity strategist in India by the Asiamoney polls. He has spent most of the past decade trying to implement systematic methods for analysing Indian companies in the midst of the chaos that surrounds the Indian stock market.
The Unusual Billionaires By Saurabh Mukherjea is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand how business is done successfully in India.