17 April 2010

R.I.P. CK Prahalad ~ Strategy, Ventures, & BOP

Very sad to hear that strategy guru and proponent of bottom of pyramid business mindedness CK Prahalad has passed away at 69. Famous for his strategy and innovation scholarship, I got to know him because of The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits and his talk at the Harvard Kennedy School for the International Development Conference several years ago. He was co-founder of Praja Inc -- "Praja" meaning "everyday citizens" -- and active board member of TiE and professor at University of Michigan.

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