Peter Casey is founder and executive chairman of Claddagh Resources, a global recruitment and search business that places high-level executives with many of the world's Fortune 500 companies. Having established successful business interests in Australia and Ireland, Peter set up Claddagh Resources in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1995. Claddagh currently operates on four continents.
Peter was named by Irish America magazine as one of the leading Irish-American businessmen for 2007. He has had a wide portfolio of business interests, including commercial, residential and agricultural property in Ireland. His approach to business is simple-he likes to invest in people. Peter is also an accomplished writer and a political and business commentator, with articles published regularly in Ireland and the United States. He is best known, perhaps, as an investor on the Irish television programme Dragons' Den, in which he is one of the Dragons. He tweets with the handle @TheDragonPeter. You can find out more about his work at www.petercasey.ie.
Peter lives in Atlanta with his wife, Helen, and their five children, and divides his time between there and his family home in Derry. Outside work he enjoys playing golf badly!
How did Tata transform itself from a family-owned business to one of the most professionally managed enterprises in the world? How did it become a world leader in an array of unrelated businesses-from steel and automobile manufacturing to hotels and IT consulting? What exactly is the 'Tata Way', which has earned it so much admiration and respect?
This brief history of the Tatas charts the contribution of every Tata chairman-from Jamsetji Tata, who set up the company in 1868, to Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry-and explores the values at the heart of the Tata Group, as well as the role played in its development by the philanthropic trusts that own two-thirds of the company.
For anyone curious about this Indian company that has become a leading global player, this book is the perfect introduction.