Short biography of the Ram Charan

Ram Charan was born in 1939 in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a business consultant, speaker and writer. Charan worked in his family’s shoe shop in northern India while growing up. He earned a degree in engineering from Banaras Hindu University, later studied an MBA (1965) at Harbard Business School and a doctorate (1967). He taught at the Harvard Business School, the Kellogg School of Management, and Boston University.

Charan has consulted for many well-known companies such as GE, KLM, and Bank of America. He is the author of various popular books on business, including Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty.

Charan was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2000 and named a Distinguished Fellow in 2005. He is also a director of Austin Industries.

Leadership In The Area Of Economic Uncertainty.

In this excerpt of the book: “Leadership In The Area Of Economic Uncertainty” written by Ram Charan. Charan explains how companies should react to reduce the impact from an economic crisis. An example of this was the reaction of the CEO of DuPont, Mr. Holliday. He realise it when he flew to Japan and he saw a customer in a very precarious situation.

Mr. Holliday created a group of experts to make plans to try to end or solve the crisis, employees should also know the critical situation that the company is suffering. He also tried to reduce costs in many departments of the company in order to reduce the effects of the economic crisis.

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