After the sorrowful demises of his father Sardar Khan and his elder brother Danish Khan in quick succession, Faisal Khan had to take up the arduous task of protecting and sustaining his family and friends.
Even though the Pathan mafia’s boss was initially perceived as an addict and incompetent of filling his father’s shoes, Faisal faced the criticism without a single reaction and accepted his responsibilities. Popular perceptions swerved when Faisal killed Fazlu, his former confidant who later went on to betray him and played a pivotal role in the collusion affiliated to both of the past assassinations. Contrary to Wasseypur’s anticipation, the resultant atmosphere was quieter than expected because Faisal’s patience catalysed his formidability among his rivals and popularity among Pathans. Establishing supremacy within the market does help a CEO in economic gains.
Faisal’s ventures were always profit making, which is an important factor for a sustainable business. He thus utilized his capital in the best possible manner. Another leaflet of his decisions’ file was his investment in latest technology, which resulted in the most advanced sort of ammunitions and a strong communication network through the use of pagers and cell phones.
Unlike most bollywood protagonists who deal with a single arch rival, the CEO had an array of rivals to deal with. Let alone the myriad Qureshis, he had to face a combative battle against the influential politician Ramadhir Singh and his son. Faisal refused to hoodwink the war and stood up against the weeds to his growth. This is something to learn from, as the market is an analogous situation where the combatants are companies.
As the legendary businessman Doug Conant once said “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace”. Faisal would have been a supporting entry to statistical collection on the above statement. Faisal treated his employees as his family and maintained the integrity of his organisation by punishing those who involved in any form of insider trading. The policies of his company might not have existed as a draft but they were well understood by all the employees. It was more like the oral form of constitution which coexists with a written one in many countries.
Moreover, one more feature that makes Faisal Khan suitable as a CEO was that the brand ambassador of his company was Faisal Khan himself. A Bachchan shirt, pair of bell bottoms, Ray Ban on his eyes, scarf around his neck and a pager hooked over his belt added up to turn him into a youth icon. This is the reason why everybody around wanted to be the next Faisal.
Jails may have kept him checking in and out of themselves, the judiciary may have continued summoning him too but the love and affection that Faisal Khan amasses could not be ebbed.
Faisal’s formidability, iconism and business acumen are the traits why Faisal could be seen as India’s most loved CEO. We might be skeptical of his authority over the position but hardly can we deny that he is one of the contenders.