Making the news once more, is Prof. C.K.Prahalad, who was voted the world’s most influential management thinker recently. Prof. Prahalad has this honour for the second time in a row.

The Thinkers 50 is a biennial list of management thinkers put together by The Times along with the London Business School and the IE Business School at Madrid. Prof. Prahalad is the Professor of Strategy at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan.

It is heartening to see that the 2009 list includes six Indian-born management thinkers. Apart from Prof. Prahalad, in the latest list are: Ratan Tata, chief executive of Tata Industries, at No 12; Ram Charan, executive coach, at No 13; S. (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, founder of Infosys, at No 15; Vijay Govindarajan, of Tuck Business School, at No 24; and Rakesh Khurana, of Harvard Business School, at No 44.

One remembers Prof. Prahalad’s pioneering work on the ” Bottom of the Pyramid” which brought new attention to an emerging market force that many did not consider before.