Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • Amit

    Good article. I’m glad that his daughter is taking the lead in questioning him and has some green sense in her.

    IN the old days, if Mr. Ambani had anything to tell his father, it was done in the quiet, diplomatic way that an older generation expected. Now a father himself, he has found his own three children blunter. His teenage daughter, for example, questions her father’s environmental record.

    If Ambani can bring about a green awareness in business using his clout, that would indeed be great for India. Maybe his daughter should gift him some books by Tagore or Paul Hawken on why environment matters, what important role it plays in our lives and why it is necessary to not disregard it – by designing systems that make minimizing/eliminating negative externalities a top priority. Or maybe his daughter – when she starts getting more involved in business just like her father did – will use that idea to bring about the next wave of green business when economy finally catches up with ecology. There are already signs of that starting to happen.

  • http://the-redpill.blogspot.com vakibs

    With the world’s biggest oil refinery just built, Mr. Ambani wouldn’t be listening to his daughter or to his conscience. He would rather listen to the tinkling sound of reliance shares going up.

    BTW, have fun in Hyderabad, Atanu.

  • http://jihadwatch.org/ Notsure

    There is no reason to be a fan.
    Atanu would you be a carlos slims fan either.

    Billy G, Warren B, Steve J, Googly guys are more fan worthy, Even amongst those that inherited fortune Howard Hughes, would be worthy…

    I would put him in evil category but he is a symptom of whats wrong with india.

  • http://jihadwatch.org/ Notsure

    forgot to add Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy in my fan worthy list. IMNHO he is way above Ambanis in his approach to start and run a corporation(and also kill the scion syndrome since its inception)

    Unless Atanu Objects, Can those interested list Indian/Global Businessmen as Fanworthy
    NotFanworthy at the bottom of their post.

  • pankaj

    Not Sure you are quite true , ambani does not have ethics ,he is rightly as u told evil that represents india.The real role models of india are rightly narayan murthy,aziz premji they are self made men who rose through hard work and sincerity rather than favoritism,bribery which was and is ambanis hallmark.

  • http://jihadwatch.org/ Notsure

    Pankaj
    I am sorry for my mistake….
    I should clarify. I DO NOT THINK Mukesh Ambanis is evil.
    I have a typo. I meant to write
    “I wouldn’t put ambani in evil category, but but he is a symptom of whats wrong with india.
    Let me repeat that again just in case i screw up typing this again.
    I WOULDN’NT put Ambani in EVIL
    category BUT not in GOOD Either….

    And for the record I dont think Premji(or wipro) is fan worthy either for nearly the same reason as Ambani’s

  • http://jihadwatch.org/ Notsure

    wouldn’t you know it I did screw up with wouldn’nt

  • http://chaitanya1.wordpress.com chaitanya

    I remember seeing him on a cnbc tv18 award function, and the anchor asked him what he’d like to be working for in the next few years, and he replied “..to change the face of indian rural economy”. Good luck to him. (no sarcasm intended)

    The “growth spurt” graphic though, is a little misleading. Market capitalization of reliance industries in not a very good indicator of his performance. Market cap depends on stock market vagaries, risk appetite in the global markets etc. Reliance stock (hence market cap) is now down 40% from its all time highs made few months back.