To keep pace with the demands of the ever-changing, ever ruthless business world, it is common for big companies to hire the services for experts and consultants to advise them on core issues and make them see what they are not able to. Among these experts and consultants, Ram Charan has carved out a formidable reputation for himself as an advisor, author and motivational speaker. Born in 1939 in a small town in northern India, Ram Charan now resides in Dallas, US and is one of the most sought-after consultants by CEOs of big multinational companies and also an inspiration for budding MBA students.
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Ram’s early education happened in India, as he earned his engineering degree here and took up a job in Australia and then in Hawaii. His early brush with business happened in his own family shoe shop in a small town in northern India. He possessed a talent for business and consequently, earned his MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School. That he took great interest in his studies is evident as he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar. Before pursuing consulting full time, he served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University, a testimony to his pedigree.
Ram Charan as a Management Guru
His unending love for solving complex business problems resulted in him leaving his teaching positions and pursuing business consulting as a career. He has spent last 35 years working with major companies, that dominate the business world and influence major socio-economic decisions such as GE, KLM, Bank of America, Novartis, Coca-Cola, 3M, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, GMR, Max Group and many more. He is known to simplify complex business problems and provide real-world solutions to companies in this cut-throat environment.
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Ram Charan as an Author
Ram Charan is a prolific writer and keeps sharing his views through his several books. He has authored around 25 books since 1988, having sold over 2 million copies in different languages. His book, Execution, spent more than 150 weeks on the New York bestseller list. He has also written for publications such as Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Time, USA Today and many more. His books have been used by many young executives to improve and gain insight into the world of business and management.
Ram Charan as a Speaker
The stature and respect that Ram Charan commands in the industry make him the most sought-after speaker in corporate events. His speeches in companies such as Fortune, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Citicorp, Ernst & Young and many other across the world, have been widely praised and acknowledged. Some of his speaking topics include Execution, Talent, Innovation, Leadership, Profitability and so on. Companies treasure his experience and deep insights without complicating things and often call him to address their executives.
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Ram Charan has had an illustrious career decorated with innumerable awards and recognitions. He has won the best teacher award at Northwestern and the Bell Ringer Award at GE’s Crotonville Institute. He has served on the boards of companies such as Hindalco in India, Emaar, Austin Industries, Tyco Electronics and Fischer and Porter.
Ram Charan has been offering his advice to companies around the globe. His powerful insights help business leaders clear their toughest hurdles in the areas of growth, profitability, corporate governance and talent management. Given how unpredictable the business environment remains today, his sharp business acumen and ability to differentiate the meaningful from the meaningless, remains much sought after by global business leaders.
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Ram Charan has reached the pinnacle of success with his passion, conviction and determination. He continues to be valued by CEOs of top companies, who use his advice and his views continue to command the attention of the industry.
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