Dhirubhai Ambani (28 December 1932 – 6 July 2002) will always remain an
icon and a role model.
He epitomised the dauntless entrepreneurial spirit of a visionary, he
was always on the march to change the destiny of the nation. Acclaimed as the
top businessman of the 20th century and lauded for his dynamic, pioneering and
innovation, Dhirubhai was an inspiring leader with sterling qualities. His
success story fired the imagination of a generation of Indian entrepreneurs,
business leaders and companies.
The creation of Reliance
Industries is a real life fairytale. A rags to riches tale about a man who was
desperate to push himself to his highest potential, Dhirubhai Ambani built
Reliance from scratch. The son of a school teacher from a small village in
Gujarat, Ambani worked every day to make sure he did not live the life his
parents did. Through overcoming struggles and hard work one day at a time,
Dhirubhai Ambani rose from a one bedroom chawl to having a personal valuation
of over $ 3 billion, ranked as the 138th richest person in the world by Forbes
in 2002, his success story is worth noticing.
It was under Dhirubhai’s
visionary leadership the Reliance Group emerged as the largest business
conglomerate in India. He visualised the growth of Reliance as an integral part of his grand
vision for India. He was convinced that India could become an economic
superpower within a short period of time and wanted Reliance to play an
important role in realising this goal.
So let’s see some of the vision he had which made him an achiever:
give up. Courage is my conviction.
big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly.
you’re born poor it’s not your fault but if you die poor it’s your fault.
you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.
you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build
the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my expectation.
your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into
has no limit at Reliance. I keep revising my vision. Only when you dream it you
can do it.
dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our
efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance and for India.
the youth a proper environment. Motivate them. Extend them the support they
need. Each one of them has infinite source of energy. They will deliver.
think how to be revolutionary.
can learn the most from the risks you take.
worry about change.
a niche for yourself.
on people around you.
We can use his vision to enhance our lives and carve a niche for
ourselves in any way possible.