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Karma Capitalism
OCTOBER 30, 2006 | BusinessWeek | Pete Engardio.

The swami's whirlwind East Coast tour was just one small manifestation of a significant but sometimes quirky new trend: Big Business is embracing Indian philosophy. Suddenly, phrases from ancient Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita are popping up in management tomes and on Web sites of consultants. Top business schools have introduced "self-mastery" classes that use Indian methods to help managers boost their leadership skills and find inner peace in lives dominated by work.

More important, Indian-born strategists also are helping transform corporations. Academics and consultants such as C. K. Prahalad, Ram Charan, and Vijay Govindrajan are among the world's hottest business gurus. About 10% of the professors at places such as Harvard Business School, Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business are of Indian descent--a far higher percentage than other ethnic groups. "When senior executives come to Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard, or [Dartmouth's] Tuck, they are exposed to Indian values that are reflected in the way we think and articulate," says Dipak C. Jain, dean of the Kellogg School.
capitalism  China  C.K._Prahalad  emotional_mastery  India  Indian-Americans  inner_peace  philosophy  Ram_Charan  self-mastery  Vijay_Govindarajan 
april 2012 by jerryking
Prahalad lives | The Economist | Human Potential | September 15-16, 2010 | New York
Submitted by economist on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 22:22.
Schumpeter's notebook remembers the late C.K. Prahalad, a thought
leader in management and inventor of "core competencies". Prahalad
believed in the centrality of the individual as the backbone of business
strategy. What do you think is a company's biggest resource today?
C.K._Prahalad  thought_leadership  core_competencies  strategy 
august 2010 by jerryking
The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader
August 9, 2010 | Strategy + Business | by Art Kleiner.
Thought Leaders: In interviews conducted before his untimely death,
C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the
pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas
evolve.
C.K._Prahalad  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  interviews  core_competencies 
august 2010 by jerryking
The Importance of Frugal Engineering
May 25, 2010 | Strategy + Business | by Vikas Sehgal, Kevin
Dehoff, and Ganesh Panneer. Providing new goods and services to “bottom
of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product
development. Frugal engineering is not simply low-cost engineering. It
is not a scheme to boost profit margins by squeezing the marrow out of
suppliers’ bones. It is not simply the latest take on the decades-long
focus on cost cutting.Cost discipline is an intrinsic part of the
process, but rather than simply cutting existing costs, frugal
engineering seeks to avoid needless costs in the first place. Frugal
engineering, addresses the billions of consumers at the bottom of the
pyramid who are quickly moving out of poverty in China, India, Brazil,
and other emerging nations.
innovation  C.K._Prahalad  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  product_development  Tata  BRIC  low-cost  emerging_markets  trickle-up  reverse_innovation  jugaad  frugality  cost-cutting  supply_chain_squeeze 
august 2010 by jerryking
The Responsible Manager
January-February 2010 | Harvard Business Review | by C.K. Prahalad
C.K._Prahalad  HBR  leadership  managers  responsibility 
june 2010 by jerryking
The C.K. Prahalad Fortune at the Bottom of My Backpack
April 29, 2010 | Harvard Business Review | by Justin Fox .
"And then he started addressing the really interesting question: what
comes next?

"Ten years ago, my job was to start from scratch and move the agenda of
private sector involvement [in serving the world's poor]," he said. "Now
I want to start from the other end, the idea of democratizing commerce.
What the book [The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid] is describing
is the early version of the building blocks of how you democratize
commerce. Somehow the pyramid must transform itself into a diamond, with
a huge middle class. There will always be poor and rich. It is the
shape of the distribution that matters." "
C.K._Prahalad  HBR  obituaries  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid 
may 2010 by jerryking
C.K. Prahalad, 1941-2010 - BusinessWeek
April 22, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Susan Berfield. The late
management expert was a thinker who told companies they could boost
profits—and benefit the poor—by crafting products for them. "Prahalad
had eclectic interests: bird migratory habits, historical maps, the
spread of languages. He wasn't especially gregarious, but when he
traveled, which was often, he tried to pry useful information out of
everyone he met. He was always looking for connections and patterns,
hoping to predict change."
C.K._Prahalad  obituaries  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid 
april 2010 by jerryking
C. K. Prahalad, Proponent of Poor as Consumers, Dies at 68 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
April 21, 2010 | New York Times | By VIKAS BAJAJ. C. K.
Prahalad, a management professor and author who popularized the idea
that companies could make money while helping to alleviate poverty, died
Friday in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. He was 68 and lived
in San Diego.
C.K._Prahalad  obituaries  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid 
april 2010 by jerryking
Innovation in Emerging Markets | Articles | Chief Executive - The magazine for the Chief Executive Officer
January/February 2010, Posted On: 1/29/2010

Innovation in Emerging Markets

Three critical factors should not be overlooked in any strategy aimed at emerging markets.
By Scott Anthony
emerging_markets  Scott_Anthony  Innosight  C.K._Prahalad  market_segmentation  business_models  rethinking  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  think_threes 
february 2010 by jerryking
Serving the World's Poor, Profitably
Sept. 1, 2002 | Harvard Business Review | by C.K. Prahalad and Allen Hammond
C.K._Prahalad  BRIC  HBR  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  filetype:pdf  media:document  low-income 
december 2009 by jerryking
Tech's Future
SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 | Business Week | by Steve Hamm. Developing
countries require new business strategies as well as new products. .. A
new class of businesses -- tech kiosk operators -- is emerging to
provide computing as a service. With cash often in short supply,
pay-as-you-go programs are not only boosting cell-phone usage but are
catching on with computers and Web access as well. When these
technologies cycle back into the mature markets, it could change
everything from pricing to product design. To succeed in the developing
world, devices and software have to be better in many ways: cheaper,
easier to use, extra-durable, more compact -- and still packed with
powerful features. The resulting improvements will ultimately benefit
everybody from New Delhi to New York.
HP  BRIC  C.K._Prahalad  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  kiosks  new_businesses  new_products  pay-as-you-go  developing_countries 
december 2009 by jerryking
Marketers Pursue the Shallow-Pocketed - WSJ.com
Jan. 26, 2007 | WSJ | By ANTONIO REGALADO. Interpublic Group's
McCann World Group in 2005 polled 15 of its major advertising clients.
These clients saw their biggest mktg. opportunities as being people
with low incomes....In recent years, mktg. to the poor has become a hot
subject. Univ. of Michigan economist C.K. Prahalad helped popularize the
idea with his 2004 book "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,"
which argued big companies could profit and help the world's 4 billion
poor or low-income people by finding innovative ways to sell them soap
and refrigerators....Some companies have already been tackling
low-income mkts. by revamping distribution sys., or tweaking products so
that they are simpler or less expensive. E.g., Nestlé Brazil saw sales
of its Bono cookies jump 40% last year after it shrank the package to
140 g. from 200 g. and dropped the price... Illiteracy is one big
challenge...The strong role that community plays in poor neighborhoods
is of particular interest.
advertising_agencies  C.K._Prahalad  marketing  market_research  BRIC  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  low-income 
december 2009 by jerryking
A Night's Sleep, Ultracheap
JANUARY 23, 2006 | Business Week | Pete Engardio
Tata  C.K._Prahalad  hotels  budgets  low-income 
december 2009 by jerryking
C.K.'s Lessons For Executives
(1) Think Big (2) Cater to the Poor (3) Don't Get Blindsided (4) Reconsider Outsourcing
tips  executive_management  CEOs  C.K._Prahalad  overdeliver  chutzpah  game_changers  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  thinking_big  blindsided  blind_spots 
december 2009 by jerryking
One-Man Idea Lab
JANUARY 23, 2006 | Business Week |
C.K._Prahalad 
december 2009 by jerryking
Business Prophet
JANUARY 23, 2006 | Business Week | By Pete Engardio. Strategy
guru C.K. Prahalad is changing the way CEOs think. Prahalad's 2004 work
on the topic that today's needy masses are the future of the global
economy. His book, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, has been
hailed as one of the most important business books in recent years and
turned Prahalad into a celebrity in the field of international
development. Trickle-up innovation.
trickle-up  strategy  India  reverse_innovation  C.K._Prahalad  management_consulting  gurus  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  Indians  global_economy  low-income 
december 2009 by jerryking

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