Penguin Random House India digitally launched Some Sizes Fit Allwritten by the Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, Akhil Gupta.
The book was launched on August 28, 2020 by an imminent set of panellists comprising of Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, Kalpana Morparia, Chairman, South and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan, Rajiv Memani, India Region Chairman, Emerging Markets Committee, Ernst & Young LLP, Kaku Nakhate, President and Country Head, Bank of America (India) and Sanjay Nayar, CEO KKR (India). The panel discussion was moderated by Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18.
Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Bharti Mittal launching the book commented that there are “Powerful arguments built in this book on how entrepreneurs can deal with complex issues they are faced with.”
Rajiv Memani, India Region Chairman, Emerging Markets Committee, Ernst & Young LLP, launching the book and speaking about its contents remarked“He (Akhil Gupta) and Sunil Bharti Mittal, they have lived every page of this book.” He went on to say that the book was a “Phenomenal read for anyone who wants to get a quick primer into the world of business.”
Kaku Nakhate, President and Country Head, Bank of America (India) said that the book “For Any management student it’s a must read because we learn a lot of jargon but the book takes you back to the basics.”
Kalpana Morparia, Chairman, South and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan speaking about the principles of business penned down in the book, remarked “Only a practitioner can put it the way you have, you put it very simply and practically.”
About the Book
An oft-repeated dictum every time a company fails to replicate its past successes when introducing a new product or entering a new market is that one size does not fit all. Business gurus advise that every new situation, market and environment calls for a fresh approach and requires ‘unlearning’ what one might have learnt elsewhere, even if that had met with great success. While this statement may appear to be obvious, it is often quoted out of context. The fact is that certain fundamentals of business-irrespective of line of business, geography or scale-are universally applicable.
Some Sizes Fit All is an attempt to explain these fundamental pillars for any kind of business. An authentic and lucid presentation of management concepts and practices-which Akhil Gupta has tried and tested first hand through his illustrious career-this is a must-read for anyone trying to build a robust and financially sound business.
About the Author
Akhil Gupta, a chartered accountant by qualification with over thirty years of professional experience, is the vice chairman of Bharti Group and executive chairman of Bharti Infratel Limited.He has played a pivotal role in Bharti’s phenomenal growth right since inception and has been closely involved from the very beginning in its growth in the telecommunication services sector-both organically and by way of various acquisitions. He has led the formation of various partnerships with leading international operators like British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Singapore Telecom and Vodafone, in addition to the induction of leading financial investors like Warburg Pincus, Temasek, KKR, Qatar Foundation Endowment, AIF and Sequoia, among many other private equity funds.