Rs. 17 to billionaire : A saga of determination

He set off for Delhi from his home in Hissar with Rs. 17 in his pocket at the age of 17. The flourishing family business in the grains trade had gone bankrupt. Debt made his functioning as a trader difficult as credit was denied. The autobiography of billionaire entrepreneur Subhash Chandra, The Zee Factor: My journey as the wrong man at the right time (co-authored by Pranjal Sharma; published by HarperCollins) is a fascinating saga of determination and sagacity. It gives a rare insight into Delhi’s powerbroking and underscores the role chicanery plays in inter-corporate rivalry. It’s a must-read as a case study in business schools, not only in India but perhaps in the entire emerging world where regulations of yore have given way to a new jargon, “ease of doing business”.


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