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Dhirubhai Ambani: Against All Odds, published in 2008, takes a thorough look into the life of one of India's biggest business tycoons, Dhirubhai Ambani. The founder of Reliance Industries has seen phenomenal success in his lifetime, and this rise has prevented many people from looking beyond the wealth. This book is about the man that Ambani was, and the struggles that he went through in order to attain such heights.
Dhirubhai Ambani: Against All Odds explains how Ambani had a long and difficult path ahead of him. He had to overcome many obstacles, including those placed by his competitors, in order to become successful. Fate too tested this man, but unlike most people who would give up their dreams in the face of difficulties, Ambani refused to do so. His perseverance and undying hope helped him become one of India's richest businessmen.
The book consists of eight chapters, and has a foreword by his elder son, Mukesh Ambani. The book starts off with Against All Odds, and is followed by The Teenage Freedom Fighter. Some other chapters in this book include Impossible!? What is it?, Total Trust - A Way of Life, and The Large-hearted Leader. The author has also included a section on how things changed after Dhirubhai Ambani's death. The book ends with an afterword. Dhirubhai Ambani: Against All Odds is an inspirational book, which encourages readers to dream with their eyes open, much like Ambani himself.
About A. G. Krishnamurthy
Atchyutani Gopala Krishnamurthy, born in 1942, is an Indian author, columnist, and advertising professional. He is presently the Chairman of AGK Brand Consulting. His works in English include Dhirubhaism, Ten Much: Ten Ordinary Processes For Extraordinary Success, Desi Dream Merchants, The Invisible CEO, and Learnings Of An Advertising Practitioner.
The author graduated with a BA in History from Andhra University. In 1972, Krishnamurthy joined Shilpi Advertising as an Account Executive. Four years later he started working as Reliance Industries' Advertising Manager. In 1980, the author became the founding chairman and managing director of Mudra Communications. In 1991, he established Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) in Ahmedabad, which is one of Asia's best advertising institutions.
Krishnamurthy wrote a fortnightly column for Business Standard from 2003 to 2009, and has been penning down a weekly column for Andhra Jyothi from 2005. He is the recipient of the 1995 A&M Advertising Person of the Year award, and was inducted into the Hall Of Fame of The Advertising Club. He has also been honoured with the 1999 AAAI Premnarayen Award. His books have been translated into all major Indian languages. Krishnamurthy has four children, and he lives in Hyderabad.