Feb 12, 2004

BusinessPundit



Ram Charan

Fast Company has a great story about Ram Charan, possibly the most influential business consultant in the world. He lives nowhere, works every day, and rarely give interviews or insights into his personal life.
Ram Charan is a knight errant of the 21st century, choosing to live nowhere and go everywhere in his quest to help businesses solve their thorniest conundrums. He does not own a home--or even rent one--has no nuclear family or significant material possessions, and he has his assistants FedEx his clean clothes to him. He doesn't play golf or vie for the best tables at power lunch spots. Irresistibly drawn to the corporate world's danger zones, he is in perpetual motion, working for the largest and most powerful companies seven days a week, 365 days a year. Most people would call such an existence bizarre, but for Charan, it's the ideal life. 'I tell you, I am a lucky man,' he says, brown eyes sparkling like his ever-present cuff links. 'I get to do what I love to do.'"