It is universally whispered to be hinted in their genes—that is the point to which risk-taking has become identical with Marwari businessmen. Take, for example, a exchange I had with four entrepreneurs from the society in Kolkata, during which we discussed the growth of the Indian industrialist. They spoke about current business expressions, using words such as ‘professionalization’ and ‘globalization’. the whole thing in life is a risk—as well as my daily commute! Every entrepreneur, not just us, has to take risks.”
Now while that may be accurate, there is no avoidance the fact that Marwaris are known for their skill to take risks that generally pays off. This is, in part, because of their detached attitude towards risk. “Trade means risk. And risk is both motivating and worthwhile,” say RS Agarwal and RS Goenka, joint chairmen of Kolkata-based Emami group of companies. “It offers many challenges that one can overtake through improvement and smart trade mind.” Marwaris are also raised to consider that hazard is an important feature of set out on their own and furthering family fortunes.
The Marwari combined family system, after all, is vital to the community’s trade success. While the harsh environment of Rajasthan and its lack of opportunities enforced inventive young men to ride to greener pasture, it was the sanctuary afforded by their fathers, brothers and uncles back home that became their vertebrae. “The terror of breakdown was not so much as it would be if a individual was to meaning on a detached basis,” points out Kamal Morarka, head of Gannon Dunkerley Group and former member of the Rajya Sabha.
The most primitive report I initiate of a Marwari migrating from the Shekhawati region to a trade hub in another division of the nation was from the mid 18th century. These migrations sustained for the next two centuries.