33 Mind Blowing C. K. Prahalad Quotes

C. K. Prahalad is the co-Founder and CEO of Praja Inc. Looking to the bottom of the company, Prahalad is focused on testing out various management ideas and is a Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Here is a look at some of the most memorable and valuable C. K. Prahalad quotes ever documented.

“Customers are now active participants who actually co-create the value they receive.”

“Don’t expect respect from what’s been done by your ancestors.”

“Every time we have had clarity of thought, and true effort behind its execution, India showed it can deliver.”

“Everyone will be nice to you when you are doing well; remember the people who were nice to you when you were not.”

“Executives are constrained not by resources, but by their imagination.”

“How we ask the question is extremely important to how we find the answer.”

“How you achieve results defines the kind of person you become.”

“Humility in success and courage in failure are hallmarks of a good leader.”

“I believe India is going to re-write the meaning of manufacturing quality with intelligent components.”

“Identify new opportunities by focusing on the weak signals.”

“If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognising them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up.”

“If you give 100 per cent to everything, probably you will enjoy 200 per cent of the benefits.”

“If your aspirations are not greater than your resources, you’re not an entrepreneur.”

“In 1817, India accounted for 30 per cent of global trade. We have been there before, and we just tend to forget that we did it before.”

“India is the laboratory to the world.”

“Invent a new game, and there will be a lot of room at the top of the field for you.”

“It is the customer who now decides what can be done and what cannot be done.”

“People seek fairness – not favours.”

“Poor people know more about life than you will ever know.”

“Social justice is not socialism.”

“The antidote to poverty is organising poor people.”

“The big challenge for humanity is to get everybody, not just the elite, to participate in globalisation and avail its benefits.”

“The crisis in India is a crisis of leadership.”

“The future lies with those companies who see the poor as their customers.”

“The problem of poverty must force us to innovate.”

“The world is your market, why limit your imagination only to India?”

“This is the first time that the human race has been connected together, thanks to the advance of new technologies.”

“Until you actually experience what someone goes through, you should not judge them.”

“When you start thinking about co-creation, you have infinite ways of differentiating experiences.”

“You can break rules but don’t break obligations.”

“You cannot lead unless you are future-oriented.”

“You have to forget before you learn something.”

“You have to go with your passion; if you don’t do it, you will look back 30 years from now and you will never forgive yourself.”

C. K. Prahalad takes some time to discuss leadership and some of his strong values.

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