An Indian Multimillionaire's Alchemy of Success

How to create something from nothing

by Sachin Chowdhery


249 pages / December 2013 / 1,600 yen (w/o tax)

One in every ten multimillionaires in America is Indian.
What's the "radical solution" that leads to their success?


Overseas Indians around the world who are multimillionaires all agree on one thing: use more jugaad.
They’re referring to the “alchemy of success” and the “radical solution” that people need to survive on their own in India when there are no resources, no property, and no infrastructure.
In this definitive book, Sachin Chowdhery, a businessman and international consultant who earns 700,000 yen an hour, reveals the secret formula for jugaad that will lead to success in your work and bring happiness to your life!

From the table of contents

Prologue: Why Indian multimillionaires around the world are successful
Chapter 1: Necessity is the mother of invention
Chapter 2: Speed determines everything
Chapter 3: Leave your limitations behind
Chapter 4: Awaken the divinity inside you
Chapter 5: Promote yourself more
Chapter 6: Nothing will start unless you make it
Chapter 7: For my beloved family
Epilogue: If Japan discovers jugaad, nothing can stop it!

From the editor

I first met Sachin Chowdhery at a tea ceremony hosted by a certain author. He was tall and looked very proper in his suit, and he had the appearance of an excellent businessman. My initial impression of him has not changed at all. He always picks exclusive hotels or lounges for meetings. He even drove an imported car when we went out of town during the writing of this book, and all of this helps to reinforce his aura as an international businessman.
On the other hand, he’s also a loving family man with a beautiful Japanese wife and a newborn baby, and he has always held the belief that family is important. Perhaps it’s because of his love for family that he has such a warm demeanor despite working in the cutthroat business world. In order to show Sachin’s humanity and what kind of person he really is, we produced a book that is full of his own ideas on how to live a happy life rather than just focusing on methods of succeeding in business. If you master the jugaad taught by an Indian multimillionaire, there is no doubt that your life will become all the more fulfilling.


Sachin Chowdhery

Sachin Chowdhery was born in New Delhi in 1973. He lived in Tokyo during the “bubble” years when his father was working in Japan, and then he came back to Japan in 1996. He worked as a regular employee before setting up his own successful employment agency for travel agencies and IT engineers. He currently provides guidance to a number of businessmen in India and Japan and teaches cross-cultural management and strategies to big companies. He is also an international consultant and has even undertaken consulting for a company worth 800 million yen. His consultation fee was a whopping 700,000 yen an hour.
He is the chairman and executive director of Abacus Venture Solutions, which provides business development support, marketing support, and M&A advisory services to Japanese companies branching out to India. He is also the president and representative director of ITTR, a company whose mission is the regional revitalization of Tottori Prefecture. In addition to all of this, he manages a number of companies, such as management consulting firms and IT-related businesses, and has been a visiting professor at the Kobe Institute of Computing Graduate School of Information Technology since 2011.
Sachin has also written Indian Multimillionaires’ Billionaire Thinking and The World’s Rich Reveal 24 Secrets to Increase Money (both published by Forest Publishing). He has also co-authored Rising Nation Investment: A Complete Guide (Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing) and the Singapore publication World-Class Leadership (World Scientific Publishing). He’s a popular figure on television as well, appearing in programs such as “Cambria Palace.”