No Magic Ex­cept Hard­work

That has been the motto of Amitabh Vid­yarthi of Jamshed­pur-based Ori­gin Group who works 6 1/2 days a week

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That has been the motto of Amitabh Vid­yarthi of Jamshed­pur-based Ori­gin Group who works 6 1/2 ...

As­tu­dious and sporty boy from small town of Ranchi, cap­i­tal of Jhark­hand, is mak­ing his mark in Jamshed­pur. Be­ing a 1st gen­er­a­tion busi­ness­man in fam­ily, Amitabh S Vid­yarthy faced many chal­lenges and hard­ships in his path, but his ded­i­ca­tion and hard work proves what he is to­day.

Here are a few lessons for suc­cess that we can learn from Vid­yarthy’s jour­ney.


Grow­ing up in Ranchi, will al­ways be good old days to him, he was a bril­liant science stu­dent, par­tic­i­pated in co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and won nu­mer­ous prizes. Af­ter do­ing grad­u­a­tion in Science, Amitabh moved to Patna to do MBA in Sales & Mar­ket­ing from LN Mishra In­sti­tute. These two years trans­formed him into an en­tirely new per­son­al­ity. There he learnt how to cope with life when one is all alone though in­de­pen­dent.

Dur­ing his sum­mer train­ing in Delhi, he was of­fered the job of Ex­ec­u­tive, Sales in tool man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany once he would com­plete MBA. He worked there for cou­ple of months left due to some per­sonal rea­sons.

He moved back to his home­town and joined an­other com­pany, soon his hard work pays off and he was sent to Jamshed­pur with a pro­mo­tion. Be­ing helm of the af­fair of ev­ery ac­tiv­ity he soon re­alise that it is time to do some­thing dif­fer­ent.


In the year 1997-98, four young Pro­fes­sion­als put-in their pa­pers from their lu­cra­tive jobs in the cor­re­spond­ing Com­pa­nies and started their own ven­ture with just a mea­gre sum of 50,000/- as work­ing cap­i­tal. Amitabh along with Prakash Jain, Prasen­jit Chowd­hury & Alok Agrawal started with the trad­ing of only Cab­i­nets and Con­sum­ables un­der name of Ori­gin In­fotech with very com­pe­tent vi­sion­ary and enough fire in the belly, us­ing Kolkata as pro­cure­ment hub and Ranchi and Jamshed­pur as the Trad­ing Mar­ket.

In the course of time, they trans­formed the busi­ness in a gi­ant like Ori­gin Group of Com­pa­nies with 7 Branches, 4 Re­tail Stores, 100+ Staff Stregth, 10+ High­est sell­ing brands in Prod­uct Port­fo­lio, more than 150 Chan­nel Part­ners and whoop­ing in­stal­la­tion base of not less than 50,000 across east­ern re­gion. Now they are one of the big­gest Dis­tri­bu­tion and Re­tail House in East­ern In­dia.


To­day Vid­yarthy is IT as­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent and he be­lieves, “Ev­ery day We achieve some­thing and we have to keep go­ing. Ev­ery day has its own chal­lenges, so com­ple­tion of a suc­cess­ful day is it­self a big achieve­ment. In Busi­ness arena We can­not pin point sin­gle achieve­ment or few achieve­ments.”


Amitabh’s be­lieves in proverb “THERE IS NO MAGIC EX­CEPT HARD­WORK ”. It is said that if you do not find any speed-breaker or hic­cup dur­ing your jour­ney, you are on the wrong path. Amitabh be­longs to a work­ing class fam­ily, so When he first put in the pa­pers and started busi­ness, max­i­mum re­sis­tance he re­ceived was from his own par­ents. He man­aged to con­vinced them with his ca­pa­bil­i­ties and con­vic­tion. Be­ing a 1st Gen­er­a­tion busi­ness­man in fam­ily, he had no idea how and where this busi­ness would go. The big­gest prob­lem were the lack fi­nan­cial re­sources, cred­i­bil­ity in the mar­ket, ab­sence of de­fined data­base.

When he started busi­ness, he strug­gled quite a lot, whether it is phone charges, lack of space, every­thing was in tits and bits, he used to col­lect ma­te­ri­als from courier ser­vice and de­liver the ma­te­ri­als to ev­ery lo­ca­tion on a scooter. Some­times he de­liv­ered ma­te­rial on shoul­der at the 2nd or 3rd floor of the build­ing with­out lift. He took it as ex­am­i­na­tion for the Best of Re­sult, but never lost his nerves.


Dis­ci­plined Life, Fo­cussed Goal and Com­mit­ment & Hon­esty, these are the fac­tors that he had in­cor­po­rated in his life and they gave him pos­i­tive and de­sired re­sult.


It’s easy to vi­su­al­ize but equally dif­fi­cult to get there. “We wish To be the top rank­ing Dis­tri­bu­tion House in East­ern In­dia with equally em­phatic pres­ence in Re­tail Busi­ness in next 2-3 years of time span, and be­ing most pre­ferred pro­cure­ment point for at least 500 Chan­nel Part­ners. To es­tab­lish us as a bench­mark for be­ing one of the most re­li­able Or­ga­ni­za­tion to our claimants and as­so­ci­ates be it the Prin­ci­pal, the Bank, the Staff, the Chan­nel Part­ners or the End Client.”


At dif­fer­ent stage and age Amitabh was in­flu­enced with dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties. “Dur­ing my child­hood I was ex­tremely im­pressed with my fa­ther who is a ver­sa­tile per­son­al­ity. Then dur­ing my aca­demic days I was very much in­flu- enced with few of my Teach­ers/ Pro­fes­sors but pro­fes­sion­ally I ad­mire Ratan Tata from the core of my heart.


“It is to cope with the ever chang­ing tech­nolo­gies, busi­ness dy­nam­ics, un­eth­i­cal busi­ness prac­tice specif­i­cally preda­tory pric­ing on OLS. We have al­ready been pass­ing through a re­ces­sion­ary eco­nom­i­cal phase which is giv­ing us a hard run for our money. Be­ing Pres­i­dent of our Jamshed­pur IT As­so­ci­a­tion I keep on find­ing ways by or­ga­niz­ing sem­i­nars, move­ments to curb this sit­u­a­tion.”


“I am a sim­ple fam­ily per­son and what­ever I do, I do it by keep­ing my fam­ily and my Busi­ness Part­ners (my other fam­ily) in mind. In Ranchi my fa­ther (now re­tired), younger brother’s fam­ily re­side.

I shifted to Jamshdepur in late 90s, and started my busi­ness here. I live here with my pretty wife and two sons who are great­est strength of my life no mat­ter it is good or bad.”

Vid­yarthy loves singing and wor­ship Md. Rafi, “I have been given so many stage per­for­mances since my Col­lege days and I still do. I won a cou­ple of Singing Re­al­ity Show at Jamshed­pur Level and a prom­i­nent mem­ber of Am­a­teur Artist As­so­ci­a­tion. I feel if I would not be a Busi­ness­man I would have been a Singer.” He also likes to travel and read­ing books.


Vid­yarthy be­lieves “suc­cess has its own process, if your in­puts are right noth­ing can de­prive you from get­ting the same. I still work 6 & ½ days a week with the same pas­sion as if start­ing the new busi­ness. So work hard ....... there is no short cut.”

Amitabh S Vid­yarthy, Jamshed­pur

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