Childhood – JRD Tata was born on July 29, in Paris to a Parsi family. His complete name was Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. J.R.D. Tata, in full Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, (born July 29, , Paris, France—died November 29, , Geneva, Switzerland), Indian businessman. Read Jeh: A Life of J.R.D. Tata book reviews & author details and more at Biographies, Diaries & True Accounts > Biographies & Autobiographies.

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Few addressed him with the full pomposity of the name with which he was born; he was simply ‘JRD’ to the world, and Jeh to his friends. But Entrepreneurs like JRD have done a greater job by autobiograpgy a means for autobbiography to thousands of people.

Quality first According to JRD, quality had to match innovation. A compelling read, divided properly in 4 sections, talking about his early life, childhood, joining the Tata’s and becoming the Chairman of Tata Sons at the early age of 36, his role in setting up the Indian aviation industry, starting from scratch, nurturi An amazing book to get the insights on the famous TATA’s, especially J.

Many detailed aspects into his life could have been avoided yata keep the narration to a minimum, but at the same time portray the personality of JRD.

D at the controls of a Puss Moth. He was famous for succeeding in business while maintaining high ethical standards — refusing to bribe politicians or use the black market. Expressing surprise that the company had functioned for so long without one, Tata commented: Every brand you know right now is this man’s creation.


Throughout this story, one thing that stands out is Jeh’s tremendous commitment to punctuality and quality of service. If they wanted to be on their own, like Sumant Moolgaokar, he left them to it.

Biography – JRD Tata

Abdul Kalam M. Leadership, according to JRD meant motivating others. Tata Central Archives More Specials. Tata, the patriarch autobiovraphy the biggest industrial house in India, comparable in stature to Forbes, Rockefeller or Du Pont. Apr 03, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. In fact, there can be only one individual like Mr. For example, Tata Steel pioneered the eight-hour day inlong before the principle had been accepted in the United States or Europe Britain introduced the twelve-hour day in The books are a must read for all of us to understand what all Tatas had gone through to establish some of the earliest industries.

Chairmen of Tata Group. He backed the enterprising youth and made them the The book is worthy of the man. For his crowning achievements in aviation, he was bestowed with the title of Honorary Air Commodore of India.

JRD spearheaded and qutobiography in the establishment of all premi Excellent book to read. Tata, but at the same time, I’d suggest you consider reading ‘ The creation of Wealth ‘, also by the same author, which chronicles the entire history of the Tata family’s adventures in entrepreneurship.

D became one of the first Indians to be granted a commercial pilot’s license. And, despite being applauded for his many contributions in raising the stakes and numbers, he always humbly credited his team first.

It is painful but necessary. Dec 29, Ketan Nadar rated it really liked it. One of the greatest industrial leaders of India, an innovator and visionary, a charismatic and ethical person, always committed to values.


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A truly inspiring biography and a must read for every person. This is a biography and as biographies go, it is quite extensive an account of the life and times of J. His never ending endeavors to make the world a better place earned him several prestigious awards.

The book brings out many facets of Mr. This is the best book to understand TATA. He inherited his business wisdom from his father and great-great grandfather Ervad Jamsheed Tata.

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May 07, Sandeep Kumar rated it it was amazing. Also sh I read this book along with the other one on Jamsetji Tata.

The city has been variously…. To make a good chappati, even a golden pin will not work unless the dough is good. Tata was once again transferred to the more luxurious office of a colonel. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

For the rest, he generously gave credit to his executives. When Air India was nationalized inTata was retained as chairman, a position that he held until Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.