About CK Prahalad

CK Prahalad reached across boundaries and expanded possibilities with his uncompromising emphasis on impactful research. Although his academic career was stellar, his work had an even greater impact on corporate leaders. Through a series of breakthrough ideas, his research changed the business world and helped improve people's lives.

Highlights of CK Prahalad's Career

  • Was conferred the Padma Bhushan, which is third in the hierarchy of civilian awards by the Government of India
  • Strategic Intent, co-authored with Gary Hamel, was published and awarded the Harvard Business Review McKinsey Prize

  • Graduated with a B.Sc. from Loyola College, which was part of the University of Madras, located in Chennai, India
  • Coimbatore Krishnarao (CK) Prahalad was born in Coimbatore, India, which is located approximately 250 miles from Chennai, India.