From the desk of Ram Charan

Communicate

COMMUNICATE, not once, but REPEATEDLY. One of the most challenging periods for businesses is inflation. When confronted with such a situation, leaders …

Sustainability

Covid-19 served as a wake-up call, forcing businesses to prioritize sustainability and profitable growth with a solid plan. Aside from limiting waste …

Talent Shortage

I was on a call the other day with a CEO of a global company and he asked me: “What can I …

Mindset

All CEOs must come to terms with the fact that inflation is here. It is a composite, where some parts of the …

ask questions

Have you ever been to the doctor for stomach pain and learned that the issue is not your stomach? The pain is …

CEOs Fail

There is no common reason why a CEO fails and doesn’t work out for a company. The issue comes down to matching …

I always hear that there isn’t enough talent to fill positions. I do not agree. It is a lack of willingness to …

Mistakes

Someone once asked me: “Ram, I have never seen you worry over a problem. What makes you nervous?” My answer was, and …

Learning business in my family's shop

I grew up in India where my family owned a shoe shop. It is there that I learned the basics of business, …

Oil prices surged to $130 a barrel when President Biden stopped Russian oil imports this week, then eased on hopeful news about …

Indie Book Awards

Ram was chosen as a finalist in the current events category for The Amazon Management System. You can see the awards here.

Innovation and Leadership Podcast

Ram discusses Rethinking Competitive Advantage with Jess Larsen of the Innovation and Leadership podcast. You can find the full episode here.