How Ratan Tata built an empire

The amazing story of how Ratan Tata built an empire – by Meenakshi Radhakrishnan-Swami, Rashmi K Pratap, Mohammed Ekramul Haque and Ajita Shashidhar

In the past decade — the decade that marked the glorious years of Ratan Tata — nearly $18 billion was shelled out to acquire 22 companies worldwide, including Tetley Tea and Corus Steel in the UK, New York’s Pierre Hotel and Jaguar Land Rover.

The Tata Group includes India’s largest private steel company, the biggest auto manufacturer and the largest IT outsourcing firm.

“Ratan Tata outperformed JRD. He toppled people as strong as Russi Mody, thought out of the box and came up with path-breaking concepts like the Nano,” says Bala V Balachandran, faculty member at Kellogg School of Management, and dean of the Great Lakes Institute of Management.

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One comment

  • Neville Cawas Cyrus Bardoliwalla BSc ( Hons) U of L

    Dear Ratan,
    I should like to be the first to congratulate you Sir on behalf of the Parsee Community throughtout the world for such magnanimous achievements in procuring a globally multi faceted industrial empire which is truely amazing, thus setting an extremely good example / role model for up and coming Zoroastrians. Such a blessing to our community.
    Once again Mr Tata we thank you.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Neville Cawas Cyrus Bardoliwalla BSc (Hons) U of L

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