Author: Harsh Mariwala and Ram Charan
Publisher: Penguin India
•Sometimes you win. But you never lose. You always learn.•
Talking about this book, I got an opportunity to interact with Mr Harsh Mariwala and interview him. And as I read this book I still remember the interaction I had with him. It’s a memory that I am going to treasure forever. There’s so much to learn from him.
Harsh Realities by Harsh Mariwala and Ram Charan published by Penguinindia talks about the making of Marico. It’s a story of grit, growth, innovation, experiments, family values and Trust.
Born in a joint family who owned Bombay Oil Industries Ltd, Harsh Mariwala founded a leading international FMCG Brand MARICO.
Harsh Realities is a journey of Innovation, Grit, Growth and experiments. In this book, Mr Mariwala shares the journey of
making of products like Parachute, Saffola, Revive, Livon and others.
Candidly written by Harsh Mariwala and Prof. Ram Charan witness the Growth of Marico and the struggle Mr Mariwala faced.
With this book, you gain insights about Marico and the making of their products with some key lessons from Mr Mariwala. His Values, his perspective and his principles shaped Marico making it one of the top FMCG brands.
From the early days of joining the family business and learning and experimenting on his Ideas to creating and nurturing Marico with his Ideas and experience, from competing with major brands to Brand Wars to creating a healthy culture to the brand struggles, there’s a lot to witness.
What I loved most about the book is the way it is written. The journey and the evolution of each product excited me. One could relate to the journey well. It’s an exciting and inspiring read full of insights.
There are so many things that I learned from the book.
One of them is to Innovate. Experiment and grow.
Love reading business books? Do not skip this book.