Ram Nidumolu


Ram Nidumolu is a business consultant, entrepreneur, business scholar, and lifelong student of philosophy. He is the founder and former CEO of InnovaStrat, which provides consulting and advisory services to help executives at Fortune 500 companies develop a corporate vision and strategy for sustainable business. He has helped global companies such as FedEx, Alcoa, Intuit, Puma, and others create a compelling strategy around sustainable business, innovation, and technology. His monthly briefings on sustainable business trends are read by hundreds of executives at more than eighty Global 500 corporations.

Ram was the lead author of a celebrated Harvard Business Review article “Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation,” which accelerated the field of sustainable innovation. He has also written for Stanford Social Innovation Review and other publications. Ram is recognized globally for his executive insights, practices, and thought leadership in the areas of sustainable business strategy, sustainable innovation, natural capital management, and sustainable business growth. He speaks frequently on these topics to business audiences on the future of business leadership, strategy, and innovation.

He was previously a high-tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and a business school faculty member at Santa Clara University and the University of Arizona. Ram is currently also an affiliated scholar at the Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory, Stanford University. He received his doctorate in management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Two Birds in a Tree synthesizes three fields he has thought deeply about and practiced over the past thirty years: sustainable business, entrepreneurship, and the wisdom traditions.

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