I Too Had a Dream has ratings and reviews. Komal said: Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who w. 45 quotes from I Too Had a Dream: ‘a person who does not have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.’. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. It also briefly tells how a sleepy and dusty little down transformed itself into the Milk Capital.

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Nov 14, Shashank Goyal rated it really liked it. For some it meant a trip abroad, for others inflated invoices and other devices about which the less said the better. Polson in respect of unhealthy competition, dispute over division of operational area Division of Koira district etc.

Once this is done, the manager must then groom the successor most appropriate for the institution. He also discusses at one point of kurifn that he was drram bit of autocratic too. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But being with Amul was his passion which led him to keep away with many lucrative offers. All alongI could see two things that he has been fighting, it’s the bureaucracy and politics. Books – Category Description. It was a sheer quirk of fat Architect of ‘Operation Flood’, the largest dairy development programme in the world, Dr Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the world.

I Too Had a Dream

You can get an idea of Amul’s succes from the following data available on Amul’s website. He demonstrated how community owned enterprises can outperform corporate counterparts in achieving public outcomes. I give it 4. It blew my mind reading verhese the ingenious idea of Operation Flood by selling the donated Dairy products.

Thus the National Dairy Development Board was set up and Kurien led it much of his life replicating the ‘Anand model’ across India successfully and also setting vergheese the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation to market the products of the cooperatives.

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Variava called up Kothawala to inform him of this and he immediately telephoned me to say: It is quite evident that without the stubbornness, it is nearly impossible to run a successful organisation braving the Indian bureaucracy.


Also present at the meeting were some Generals and a senior bureaucrat, Shivaraman. Jan 02, Deepak Yadav rated it it was amazing.

But dfeam later years, people skills were the need — skills that he seemed to lack. Another great feature of the work of Kurien and his team was that all this revolution was accomplished peacefully and non-violently. He clearly expresses the amount of respect he has for his seniors and the people who allowed him to work his way. The one thing that I have never had a complaint about is the amount of love and respect which my dairy farmers kuien upon me.

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Initially, the author tells us that he didn’t want to head farmers but the destiny and events made him to choose this job. Similarly he speaks of hsi take on money, bureaucracy and the succession struggle which took place post his retirement from NDDB. What is not fair is when we do not also build an approach road to villages across the nation. After a few pages of his eventful early years it describes the circumstances under which he went to Anand which is very interesting given the circumstances like the Bombay milk scheme and the protest by the dairy farmers.

Verghere Kurien was surely a man of his principles and therefore he never got scared by a I was sure that Verghese Kurien would have discussed how he sacrificed friendships, slumber, movies and worked single-handed-ly to make Amul a success story. After some eight months of this they must have felt that I was becoming a nuisance and they finally wrote back accepting my resignation.

Kurien has offered his resignation where anybody has pointed a finger at the working or the motive of the OF; only to be rejected by the prime minister. The chapter on how Dr Kurien makes the Food Aid program help indigenous growth rather than make India a trial market is especially interesting. He was sent to Anand, and he had to oblige, as he couldn’t buy out the bond! It means that in all that we do, we must be aware of its effect for he greater good.

He devoted his ent There are some books that talk to readers and this is one such book. The biggest brunt of his ire is towards bureaucrats running business which according to him are the greatest enemy of our countries development. Leaders like Nehru, Mrs.

Never one to shy away from battle, I confronted him: The British way of doing things had always been to get things done through a government department and after independence we Indians merely continued this system. I said we could consider it on the condition that it would carry the Amul brand name.

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Its daily milk procurement is approx 18 million lit per day from 18, village milk cooperative societies, 18 member unions covering 33 districts, and 3. Jun 08, Sundar rated it really liked it Shelves: Posted in Book Reviews. The astutue ways in which he handled the international agencies and the burecrats and politicians in India is laudable, and a lesson for many aspiring entreprenuers and young dreamers of this country.

I believed in entrusting professionals with responsibilities at an early age, encouraging them to take initiatives, and correcting them when things went wrong, instead of penalizing or condemning them. A fascinating read about how an initially-unwilling Kurien drove the success of the co-operative movement and white revolution.

With a great message to learn and realise for empowering the group forming Spine of India. Nov 25, Abhinav Agrawal rated it it was amazing.

Search the product to add. Nov 17, We get insights into the early career of Dr Kurein, his chance involvement in milk and the setting up of his base in Anand to lead the milk movement amidst teething issues and clever strategies to overcome them. This book was on my to-read list for a really long time.

With the view of not indulging too much the book also highlights how the families of national heroes like Sardar Vallabhbhai patel was ignored by the Gandhi family. That is India for you. The book talks extensively about the co-operative structure, its wherewithal and how in every devel “For one who believes, there’s no explanation necessary; For one who doesn’t, none is enough.

Skirmishes that he had with multinational companies such as Nestle, representative of New Zealand dairy board and bureaucrats and politicians of our country provides us an insight on how to deal with obstructions coming in your way and how to deal with it. Kurien was fortunate to have that kind of support from different quarters, from Tribhuvandas to Maniben, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira and Rajiv Gandhi.