Millionaire a Kerala perspective

“Millionaire” By Hisham Kabir

Believe on one self, from all the talks and the observation that I have made by studying millionaires across the nation is that, they believe they are, they believed they will, and this is the fundamental for making of a millionaire.

Making your first million is the most difficult task, once you are in this club, and then look no further your associates would keep you afloat.

Yes, you got to be talented, you may need to have god gifted talent and a kind of bravery where your fortune works, the challenge is where you have to find this hidden talent inside you.

I have not heard, read or come across any millionaire who is not multi talented, guess they have a great smelling sense, they can smell success, much ahead of many of us, they can see the big picture that any average cannot think off.

They are sharp at their decisions, no decisions of there’s goes wrong, if ever it does, it is steps for the right decision.

They are truly DARING. I would quote an example here, way back in late 90’s when Mr Kochouspeh the chairman of Vguard industries was planning to venture into theme parks and that too in a place far away from Kakanad, many of them said he would flop, and now its for the nation to see what he as attained. Or Mr Mohammed Ali, who built the le meridian hotel way too far away from city and made it the most successful hotel projects in the state. Or Mr Babu Moopen of the Nippon Toyota who made a hill into Toyota’s largest showrooms in the world.

They are good at calculations, when I say calculations I did not mean math, here I mean, judgment, mind reading, business calculations, seeing big picture etc.

They know where to draw the line, for which i would quote a famous hindi movie dialogue, “Hum jahan khade hote hai line wahi se shuru hoti hai”. the power of command, the power of will and extremity in self confidence is what makes one say this.

Most of them have one person who is called the kingpin, or right hand, no decision goes without his consent.

Hardworking, disciplined early raisers, reaches office every day much before the sweeper arrives, the only time most of us would have arrived before time would have been when there is a particular work, or when we might have had an over night stay at our office.

Master of Delegation

They are well delegated, I know the owner of a very large transport logistics company who said, “every day he gets to know his vehicle has some accident or some labour issues” and while he said this i realised it was a Monday and on a wedding, this shows how well he is delegated his work, that one side when his vehicle is having a damage control act, he is laughing with his friends at a wedding, that is the level of delegation he has managed.

They are time bound, they believe if it cannot be attained in x no: of days it’s just not worth it.

The world best sales man,who believed he can convince any deal, may not win in front of them, or their logical calculations, and the CEO end up saying this famous hindi movie dialogue to the sales person ” jis school me thum ye sab pade ho, uska headmaster abhi bhi mujse tution letha hai”

They have one man whom you can call as right hand, without him no decisions happen, the CEO asks one word with him always, he also know the CEO’s likes dislikes and attitudes better than the CEO wife.

They are sharp in judgment.

They are not MBA’s I guess ignorance is bliss however they can teach you what they don’t teach at Harvard business school.


They command power, be it the way the arrive, the way they present them selves, times are changing from rich man simple man humble man is thing of the past, this modest millionaire would have a phantom in his fleet.


They are good at calculations they are sharp enough to asses your turnover after talking business with you for 3 minutes. I have heard from a close relative of mine, who is doing business worth several millions on a conversation with Mr. M.K.Yusuf Ali, the chairman of Lulu Group Dubai that Mr Ali asked him, so your company would be having a total turnover of X crores of rupees, and it was perfect calculation. This is the kind of judgement that they possess.


They make good use of sense organs the way god wanted it to be used, they see more, listen more and talk less.


They are very hard working.


They are master of delegation.


When a person does all the above mentioned points religiously and he turns his organization to success, many call him to be a LUCKY GUY.


“Millionaire” By Hisham Kabir


Published by Hisham Kabir

Hisham is an MBA from MET, Mumbai and an alumnus of Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Pune, with a Management Deveoplemt Programme (MDP) on Sales Management from The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, have worked with public relations division of Uniliver in Mumbai handling brands like Surf, Rin & Sunlight detergents. Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Ideal Caterers (family business established in year 1984) a leading outdoor caterer in Kochi and having services in Trivandrum and Kottayam. Hisham is the first Entrepreneur to successfully incubate out from CIFT Business Incubation Cell (A Govt Of India Enterprise) Hisham have ventured into food processing sector by launching a ready to cook curry paste with brand name "Freedom Kitchen" using technology from DFRL (Defence Food Research Laboratory in Mysore) with a vision to change the way indian domestic kitchen would operate. All aspects of brand design & development for the brand "freedom kitchen" from concept, brand naming, colour selection,brand story, Barcode GS1 formalities, to copyright to vertical package designing and print development was independently handled by him. Hisham was key accounts executive at Kerala's leading advertising agency stark communications. An avid automobile enthusiast with a passion for advertising, have conducted an exhibition on the world’s most celebrated advertising campaign titled the History of Volkswagen Beetle ads, at the Durbar Halls Arts Gallery in Ernakulam and at MET Campus Mumbai. He is also a guest faculty at various management institutes in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He talks on entrepreneurship, advertising strategies, and business management. He has given guest talk to management students at Rajagiri Institute Of Management, Amrita Business School, Coimbatore, MET Mumbai, TKM Institute of Management, to name a few.

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