Passion, defined!

March 1, 2008

Download Article: Ram Charan’s strange existence
Source: David Whitford, Fortune Magazine

At $20,000 for a day’s worth of consulting, Ram Charan can easily afford a house. But he never bought one until last year. Why? Because he spends 365 days on the road (if you think that’s an exaggeration, read the article).

He’s one of the highest paid consultants alive. The top brass (CEOs, CFOs, etc.) of GE, Verizon, Citicorp, DuPont, Intel, and a countless number of other Fortune 500 firms rely on him to solve their complex problems. And he does it in one sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper.

His two assistants ship him clean clothes, underwear, socks, toothpaste, shampoo and everything he needs to survive. Shipments go directly to the musical chair worth of hotel rooms he visits. He ships his dirty laundry back to his assistants to wash.

It wouldn’t hurt to imbibe even 1% of the passion this man exudes.


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