We’ve heard a lot about the lessons that successful international businessmen have given to the world. But, here we are bringing a list of five of the greatest Indian businessmen and women who have taught the world how to successfully run a company. There are other life lessons, too, that one can learn from the life story of these famous personalities.
CEO of Reliance Limited, Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India with net worth of over $22 billion and is the son of Dhirubhai Ambani. Although his father had initiated their family business, it was Mukesh who made Reliance one of the most successful companies in India. The risks he has undertaken, especially with investing $6 billion into the petrochemical refineries in Jamshedpur, Gujrat, show that he was a doer, much like his own father. So the lesson, we can take from this family is to go ahead and do what you feel is right and that taking calculated risks is an important part of success.
There are many things one can learn from this culturally rooted, yet one of the most successful business man in India. The owner of Emeritus of Tata Sons, he has taught us to dream big, have a vision, put no limits on ourselves, while at the same time respect our cultures and humble roots.
Airtel could better well have been named Sunil Bharti Mittal. This man has seen many failures in life, just as other businessmen, but he never gave up on his dreams. Expanding his business from India to Africa and still managing to stay on top of the game, requires a lot of hard work and patience. It is this patience and his constant efforts that have made Airtel the world’s third biggest mobile network operator.
Owner of Wipro, the fourth richest man in India, Azim Premji was originally a vegetable and refined oil manufacturer. From him we should learn, it is important know one’s weaknesses, to discover our real strengths. Once you’re aware of what you can or cannot do, directing focus and investing efforts into areas which are your strong features will help to reap profits. This quality helped him expand his company in to 60 countries around the world.
The owner of the health and beauty products, Shahnaz Husain who named her company after herself, Shahnaz Herbal Inc., once quoted “My Mantra to success- It is important to have a dream, and with that there must be total faith and confidence in one’s own abilities.” And that’s what we’ve learnt from her, to believe in ourselves and to have faith in our talents and abilities. Don’t introspect yourself, when you are hundred percent passionate about something and is confident of what you can do it. Let people say whatever they want to, but believe in yourself.