India-origin person among Fortune's next gen mgmt experts list
The '10 new gurus you should know' list includes India-origin Rakesh Khurana, who is a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School.india Updated: Nov 16, 2008 12:52 IST
As innovative and enterprising managerial skills continues to gain prominence in corporate corridors, 10 people, including an India-origin person, have made to a list of next generation management experts prepared by Fortune magazine.
The '10 new gurus you should know' list featuring US-based individuals, include India-origin Rakesh Khurana, who is a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School.
BJ Fogg, the founder and Director of Persuasive Technology Lab and Patrick Lencioni, who is the founder of the Table Group, are also part of the list.
"... Here we introduce the next generation of management experts who are changing the way business gets done," Fortune said.
The list includes Don Sull, professor of management practice at the London School of Business, Valerie Casey, the head of global practice at IDEO which provides consulting for product innovation and design.
Former dean of Yale School of Management Joel Podolny and Nouriel Roubini, professor of Economics NYU Stern School of Business, are also part of the list.
According to the magazine, the big ideas of Khurana are "charismatic CEOs don't work; management needs to become a profession, like law."
The magazine said IBM and Tyson Foods are among his clients.
Quoting Khurana, Fortune said, "Management should be a profession with licensing tests... And a statement commitment to improving the well-being of shareholders and society."
Despite Khurana scathing condemnation of business education, the 41-year-old was awarded tenure at Harvard, the report added.
Others in the league of 10 are Janine Benyus, co-founder of Biomimicry Guild and Institute, Duke University's Professor of Behavioral Economics Dan Ariely and Niko Canner, who is the co-founder of Katzenbach Partners.
On 45-year-old Fogg, the magazine said his big idea is "mobile technology will be the most powerful way to influence consumers in the next 15 years."
"In his lab at Stanford, Fogg, 45, researches how website or cell-phone design can impact consumers," the magazine noted.
Besides, the list includes two women gurus -- Valerie Casey and Janine Benyus.
"If anyone needed validation about Podolny's creativity, they got it when he announced in late October that he was leaving Yale for Apple, where he'll be building Apple University, the company's first formal training and leadership program," Fortune said about Podolny.
The former dean of Yale School of Management is the incoming Vice President and dean of Apple University in California.
First Published: Nov 16, 2008 12:29 IST