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Automobile industry timeline

Automobile industry started long back, probably 150 years or even more.

1903; Ford 

Ford’s former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008

Luxury brand: Lincoln

Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, and Australian performance car manufacturer FPV

Ford owns an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling of China

Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010

In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938

1908: General Motors

Current auto brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, and Wuling. Former GM automotive brands include McLaughlin, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, Saturn, as well as Vauxhall, and Opel, which were bought by Groupe PSA in 2017

The company was founded by William C. Durant

Mary Bara is the current CEO

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1933: Nissan

The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo

Largest seller of electic cars through nissan leaf.

1937: Toyota 

World’s market leader in sales of hybrid vehicles( Prius family)

It created its first product, the type A engine, and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu. It also holds a 16.66% stake in Subaru Corporation, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA)


  • You asked for it, You got it! (1975–1979)[59]
  • Oh What a feeling! (1979–1985)[59]
  • Who could ask for anything more? (1985–1989)
  • I love what you do for me (1989–1997)
  • Everyday (1997–2001)
  • Get The Feeling (2001–2004)
  • Moving Forward (2004–2012)
  • Let’s Go Places

1937: Volkswagon

Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

This vehicle was designed by Ferdinand Porsches consulting firm

2000: Hyundai

The group was formed through the purchase of 51% of South Korea’s second-largest car company, Kia Motors, by Hyundai Motor Company in 1998.


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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


Timeline of Indian retail

So today we are going to cover the expanse of Indian retail. From the time they started..and analyse if we see any interesting patterns

1863: Spencer’s retail

Spencer’s Retail has been part of the Indian retail landscape since 1863 and was originally set up by Mr John William Spencer. It acquired Indian ownership in the 1960s, and became part of the RPG Group in 1989.

1905: Nilgiris

1931: Bata

Bata India is the largest retailer and leading manufacturer of footwear in India and is part of the Bata Shoe Organisation. It was incorporated as Bata Shoe Company Private Ltd in 1931 and was set up initially as a small operation in Konnagar (near Kolkata) in 1932

1976: Fabindia

Fabindia is India’s largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. It started as a wholesale export company and has since successfully established itself as a major retail player in the Indian market. Fabindia’s first retail store opened in New Delhi in 1976.

1987: Joyallukas

The Joyalukkas Group has rapidly expanded its foothold all over the globe since its inception in 1987. The Group has grown tremendously, with over 10 million customers, employing a highly committed and satisfied team of over 6,000 people in 10 countries.

1991: Shopperstop

It was started in 1991 with its first store in Andheri, Mumbai. It ranks among the top retail stores in the country and is well known for its best services. It has been awarded the Hall of Fame and won has the Emerging Market Retailer of the Year Award. It has 74 stores across 35 cities in India. It is managed by K Raheja Corp Group.

1997: Pantaloons

Pantaloons is headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra and was established in the year –1997.
The first Pantaloons store was launched in Gariahat, Kolkata. It is a subsidiary of the Future group. It has more than 1000 outlets across the country and supports 35000 employees. Company’s brands include Big Bazaar, food Bazaar Brand factory, Top 10 and Sitara.

1998: Trent retail

Trent is a retail operations company established in 1998 that owns and manages a number of retail chains in India. The company runs lifestyle chain Westside, one of India’s largest and fastest growing chains of lifestyle retail stores; Star Bazaar, a hypermarket chain; Landmark, a books and music chain; and Fashion Yatra, a complete family fashion store

2002: Vmart

V Mart was first incorporated as Varin Commercial Private Limited under the Companies Act in 2002 in West Bengal.  VMart Retail primarily operates in Tier II and Tier III cities.and is one of the pioneers in setting up stores across various small Indian towns and cities including Sultanpur, Ujjain, Motihari

2006: Aditya Birla retail

The company ventured into food and grocery retail sectors in 2006-7 with the acquisition of a south-based supermarket chain. Subsequently, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd expanded its presence across the country under the brand ‘more.’

2006: Reliance retail with tagline aapki khushi Hamari khuhi hai

Source: IBEF and

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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


Retail UK timeline

So today we are going to create a timeline for UK retail segment..

1834: Harrods


Owned by state of Qatar now

The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for “all things for all people, everywhere”

1869: Sainsbury’s

The largest overall shareholder is the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar.

1899: Morrisons


1908: Selfridges


The shop’s early history was dramatised in ITV’s 2013 series, Mr. Selfridge

Was acquired by Sears group

1919: Tesco

Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Kohen as a group of market stalls

Tesco Logo.svg

1965: ASDA



In March 2004 Morrisons, acquired Safeway, a British supermarket chain.

2014: Dixons carphone

The company logo of Dixons Carphone

Electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom

Owns multiple brands like PC world, etc



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Posted by on September 19, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


American Retail Mind Map

So today we are going to cover mindmap of Americal retail stores..

1858: Macy’s

Macy’s has conducted the annual Macys thanksgiving day parade in New York City since 1924 and has sponsored the city’s annual 4th July  fireworks display since 1976. Macy’s Herald square is one of the largest department stores in the world.

1872: Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale's Logo.svg

Owned by Macy’s

1886: Sear’s

short name for Sears, Roebuck & Company

the Sears catalog had become known in the industry as “the Consumers’ Bible”

1901: Nordstorm

Founded in 1901 by John Nordstorm and Carl F. Wallin, the company began as a shoe retailer and expanded its inventory to include clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, etc

1902: JC Penney

1902: Target

A red bullseye with one ring is shown.

Target Corporation is the second-largest retailer in the United States. Founded by George Dayton and headquartered in Minneapolis, the company was originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902 before being renamed the Dayton’s Dry Goods.

1962: Walmart

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1969: 99 cents only

Founder Dave Gold first came up with the idea as a means to liquidate slow selling wines at his liquid store.


It advertises that it is open “9 days a week”

1976: Costco

Costco was the second largest retailer.

1980: Whole foods market

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Precursors of Whole Foods were John Mackey and Renee Hardy Lawson’s SaferWay store, founded in 1978, and Craig Weller and Mark Skiles’ Clarksville Natural Grocery, both in Austin, Texas

1983: Sam’s club

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American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart. It is second behind Costco.

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Posted by on September 19, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


Service Clubs of the world

Service organization is a voluntary non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. Some of the noted ones are:

1905: Rotary

Rotary International Logo.svg

Motto: Service above self

Founder: Paul Harris

34,282 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians,

1915: JCI ( Junior Chamber international)

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1917: Kiwanis

Kiwanis seal and word mark.svg

Slogan: “Serving the Children of the World”

Founders: Joseph C. Prance and Allen S. Browne

1917: Lions Club

Lions Clubs International logo.svg

Melvin Jones founder

Naresh Aggrawal CEO

Staue of Melvin Jones in Madrid

“You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else,” reminds many Lions of the importance of community service

1919: Demolay International

Part of the fre-masonry

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1993: DO


Goal of motivating young people to make positive change both online and offline through campaigns that make an impact


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Posted by on September 17, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


Will be back soon with something new and definitely useful..mind-map anybody?

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Posted by on September 17, 2017 in DAILY DOSES


Thank you Sir!

There are times in our lives when we are just thoroughly bored. We are at our wits end and even in things which we are supposedly good, we start failing. These are the times when we need someone to hold our hands, look in our eyes and tell us that all is well. It is from these moments that we derive strength to pursue our ambitions further.

One such thing had happened when I had started working in my previous company and had moved to a new city. First few months were really good and fun as we had company accommodation, however once I moved in a PG, life started becoming difficult. Me and my friends obviously were having lot of problems in finding a place. Obviously we didn’t have innovative websites like back then which could have eased up our process of finding a suitable place.

Even the job had started becoming hectic for us and we were being left with no time whatsoever. I remember there were times when I was totally in despair. One such day when I was leaving fro  office, with an obvious grumpy mood, one of my colleague asked me if I wanted a lift. He was a middle aged man whom I had hardly ever conversed in office. I just knew him by face value. However his calm demeanor had some sort of magnetism. I accepted his offer. Once in his car, we started speaking ab out work and life in general. I told him my predicament both at office and in finding a house.I told him that I feel like quitting and going back. On  hearing this, he understood that I was really disturbed. He then took me to his house for having dinner. We had a long chat about work and handling different situations. He not only guided me, but also connected me with house brokers. Gluttoned with the delicious dinner and with a new found enthusiasm, I bid him adieu and went back to my place. As luck would have it I found a place in the very next week and soon acclimatised to my office as well.

From thoughts of leaving the office and going back to Nagpur to winning the best employee award, I think that one conversation was the turning point!

Now coming to our question for the day, there are many instances in which people get inspired by just a sentence or a line which the other man occurs. In one such incident a famous tech god said to a marketing guy” do you want to keep selling sugar water throughout your life?”

This one line inspired him to leave his previous line and take up a job in the new company. Tell me who said this to whom?

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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in DAILY DOSES

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