CK Prahalad

Coimbatore Krishnarao (CK) Prahalad, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, has died in San Diego, California, aged 68, after a short illness. His death brings a premature end to what was a remarkable and highly productive career. Over the last three decades CK regularly launched radical new ideas which would soon become conventional wisdom. [...] Born in south India in 1941, CK was one of nine children. His father was a Sanskrit scholar and judge in Chennai (then Madras). His first experience of the business world came as a young manager with Union Carbide. After four years he began his academic career, at the Indian Institute of Management, followed by a doctorate at Harvard Business School and his subsequent appointment in Michigan. CK was a proud family man. He was married with two children. [...]». (The Financial Times, 18 de Abril de 2010)
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