The Harsh Mariwala way of doing business

The Marico founder and chairman gets candid on why doing things right doesn't have to come in the way of making money.

“Some of my business-leader friends would ask me why I was wasting time and money on culture building and training. My reasoning was that the purpose of business organizations was not only about making goods and money. It was also about doing it joyously and ethically.”

There’s something striking about these lines, particularly the last one, from “Harsh Realities: The Making of Marico”, in which Harsh Mariwala, founder and chairman of packaged consumer goods company Marico, writes about his entrepreneurial journey. Let me explain. 

A few years ago, I was talking to an entrepreneur from a prominent Delhi-based business family …


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