World?s Top Biz Thinker Reflects on Global Impact of His Work
Saturday, November 7, 2009
With $18 in his pocket, local resident C.K. Prahalad emigrated from India 32 years ago accompanied by his wife and their two young children.
$18 was the amount of money he was allowed to take out of India at the time due to government currency restrictions.
Fortunately, when he arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he had a couple of other things going for him.
He had a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School that he had earned two years earlier and he had a job waiting for him – as an assistant professor on the faculty of the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Today, Prahalad still teaches at the University of Michigan, but since coming to the U.S., things have been looking up.