Ram Charan has advised CEOs and worked with boards of directors, and he was named in Business Week's top ten for in-house executive education. Some of his current clients include Citigroup, DuPont, Ford, General Electric, Bell Atlantic, Compaq, Warner-Lambert, Tek-tronix, Allied Signal, Cable & Wireless, KeraVision, and Universal Studios. He has been on the faculty of both the Harvard Business School and Northwestern University and is also the author of Boards at Work. Noel M. Tichy is a professor at the University of Michigan Business School and a worldwide consultant specializing in leadership and organizational transformation. His previous books include The Leadership Engine (with Eli Cohen) and Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will (with Stratford Sherman).
Praise for Every Business Is a Growth Business
"Charan and Tichy offer a compelling, no-nonsense approach to
achieving top-line growth and bottom-line results. A must-read for
leaders across all industries."
--Ray Lane, president and COO, Oracle Corporation "Once again, we are afforded the opportunity to learn and grow from the incredible talents of Ram Charan and Noel Tichy. A practical and provocative book that challenges conventional thinking about growth. This is the new Breakfast of Champions for today's business leader."
--Robert E. Knowling, Jr., president and CEO, Covad Communications "Charan and Tichy outline a way of opening up a business leader's thinking to see where new growth is to be found."
--Lester Thurow, MIT Sloan School of Management; author, The Future of Capitalism "I have made Every Business Is a Growth Business required reading for my seventy most senior people. Ram Charan and Noel Tichy have created a framework for thinking that's realistic and practical, one that opens minds to new ways of growing a business. And reading about leaders whose stories they tell--it's like being in the same room with these people."
--Chad Holliday, president and CEO, DuPont "For business today, it's the end of the world as we know it [and] Ram Charan and Noel Tichy incisively identify the key challenges we face. Further, they bring to life the cultural transformations necessary for companies to achieve sustainable, profitable growth--and perpetual success in any industry. Charan and Tichy are compelling voices."
--Peter A. Georgescu, chairman and CEO, Young & Rubicam "A great blend of hard-nosed, straightforward advice mixed with a dash of theory and a tool kit for growth. Ram Charan and Noel Tichy make the impossible become possible with insights gleaned from many of the world's best business leaders."
--Steve Miller, Committee of Managing Directors, Shell International "Engaging and disarmingly direct counsel on how winning leaders--at all levels, in every business--can push their organizations toward responsible growth, no matter how mature their markets or difficult their competition."
--Melvin R. Goodes, chairman and CEO, Warner-Lambert "The global economy is to the modern corporation what the African savanna was to early man: an environment which requires the utmost in adaptive skills to survive and ultimately prosper. Ram Charan and Noel Tichy understand, as few others do, that growth is an absolute imperative in all companies and offer fresh insights into finding new avenues of growth."
--Bill Stavropoulos, president and CEO, Dow Chemical