Retail Icons of India: The People, Ideas and Events That’ve Transformed India’s Consumption Story, a collector’s edition book narrating lessons from retail leaders, major developments and events impacting, facilitating and transforming retailing in India, was launched on August 26 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai at an exclusive ceremony in the presence of leading lights and luminaries from India’s retail and retail support sectors.
The book introduces readers to little-known facts, stories and learnings from over 100 of India’s most impactful, innovative and influential business leaders in retailing and allied businesses over the past 25 years through this remarkable volume.
As an instance, an excerpt from the feature on Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group as published in the book goes thus: “Over the next five years, you will find the boundaries between digital and physical retail networks completely vanishing; retail will be a very personalised and customised experience for every customer. And you will notice retailers building large ecosystems for new businesses in and around their areas of operations.”
Also featuring in the book is this observation from Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President and Country Head, Amazon India (excerpted from his feature): “As a leader, it is essential that you are willing to fail and be misunderstood. In his shareholder letter, Jeff (Bezos) highlights that with your scale, the quantum of your failures should increase, or you are not inventing big enough.”
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