Book Review- The Inheritors

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Title- The inheritors; stories of entrepreneurship and success

Author- Sonu Bhasin

Pages- 304

Publisher- Penguin Publishing

Genre- Business



Cover-  4/5

blurb- 4.5/5

Writing Style- 4.7/5

Overall- 5/5



Why did Harsh Mariwala leave his family business? What did Burman family quit the day-to-day operations of Dabur?

How did the Dhingras turn a collapsing business into India’s second largest paint company?

The Inheritors offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in Marico, Dabur, Keventers, Berger Paints, Select Group, Antara, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Luxor and Motilal Oswal. The book focuses on culture, family politics, ego battles, business rivalries and a lot more.  And then, of course, there are the inheritors themselves- some take the businesses to even greater heights while others lead them to doom.



“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a story is worth a thousand sermons. Stories encapsulate the message in a way that makes them hard to forget”. – Anand Mahindra, Chairman & MD Mahindra Group.

The above lines quoted by Mr. Anand Mahindra is a fact that one cannot deny believing and working accordingly. Stories hold immense power. Power to heal, motivate and achieve new heights.

The book by Sonu Bhasin is something that should be read by every youngster whether he or she aspires to be an entrepreneur or not. The book does not restrict itself to a certain bunch of people. Perhaps, this book is something that should be read by all age groups irrespective of their work field. The book is written with a unique and powerful theme with original writing style; the book tells stories of top entrepreneurs in India including Dabur, Keventers, Berger Paints etc., their struggles despite being a part of family business. The urge to work hard every time they fail and never giving up spirit helped them to achieve new heights. However, the stories also clear a big myth that just born with a silver spoon has nothing to do with hard work and success. Success has no shortcut and the road is same for everyone who wants to be on top. The book holds immense grip and reveals a lot of interesting facts that in general people do not know. Overall, a must read for every age group and highly recommend to those who want to be an entrepreneur.

Afterall as Mr. Anand Mahindra says, “Learning from someone else’s success story is a very powerful incentive to fashion your own“.


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