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Oct 23, 2020 24 tweets 7 min read
19 years ago to this date, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod, promising '1000 songs in your pocket'

But the 'Father of the iPod' is someone who later co-created the iPhone, founded Nest and is now Principal at Future Shape that has invested in 200+ start-ups.

Meet Tony Fadell

1/ 1969 - Tony Fadell is born. His father worked in Sales with Levi's for 30+ years.

Tony's best lessons on Sales came from his father:

You're not supposed to sell everything. Sell what the customer will be successful with.

It's not a transaction. It's a relationship.

Oct 19, 2020 17 tweets 6 min read
From INR 5,000 to revenues of INR 3000 crores, Saravana Bhavan is the largest South Indian restaurant chain in the world today.

Their simple strategy? Make South Indians feel at home, anywhere in the world.

The story of Saravana Bhavan and its pioneer, P Rajagopal.

A thread 🧵 1947 – P Rajagopal [PR] is born to an onion farmer.

His village, Punnaiadi, was so inconsequential that it didn’t merit a bus stop.

His home was a shack with mud-and-cow-dung floors.

Oct 5, 2020 25 tweets 9 min read
Bisleri - a brand that is synonymous with packaged drinking water in India, was originally an Italian company founded by Felice Bisleri.

The story of Bisleri - How 'Ek Bisleri Dena' became the standard term for buying packaged drinking water in India.

A thread 🧵

1/ Today, Bisleri operates 122 plants (13 owned), 4500 distributors and 5000 distribution trucks in India and neighbouring countries.

The output? 15 crore bottles a month.

The company aims to triple its 2018-19 revenue of INR 1,500 crores to INR 5,000 crore by 2022.