CK Prahalad: The Mind of the Futurist - Rare Insights on Life, Leadership & Strategy

Benedict Paramanand



Many give us knowledge, some inspire us but very few spur us to dream. This book relives late Professor C.K. Prahalad's dream life - from a boy who studied in a Tamil-medium school among the poor in Coimbatore and went on to do MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, a doctorate at the Harvard Business School and sat on the boards of several large global corporations. Yet, this is not a biography. It is a mélange of untold stories of the profound impact C.K. had on global and Indian business leaders, CEOs, executives, students and teachers and while doing so, looks at the timeless lessons he left behind for future generations. This book is for those who get excited and inspired by how path-breaking ideas and deep insights on leadership, strategy and behavior change the way we run our lives and businesses. It's for those who believe that the world's most difficult problems like poverty can be addressed by asking simple questions and finding innovative solutions for solving them.
Readers will find rare and riveting stories of how C.K. transformed the mindsets of frightened Indian business leaders after 1991 reforms into formidable global players Just as fascinating is to learn how he also greatly influenced the direction and growth of India's information technology sector. To those who have heard C.K. talk and have read his books, he seemed tough and distant. This book demystifies the man and makes him eminently approachable. While the book is essentially about the Big Impact of the Big Man on Indian business since 1991, it doubles up smartly as an incisive commentary on India's tryst with rediscovering its self-belief, globalization, modernization and much more after 1991. Through this book top global and business Indian leaders share their gut wrenching experiences during this period, their failures, their success stories as well as their disappointments with issues such as governance and leadership.

Language English
ISBN-10 9384030317
ISBN-13 9789384030315
No of pages 178
Book Publisher Benedict Paramanand
Published Date 15 Jul 2014

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