Background and Challenges:
- Ram Charan was born in 1939, the six of seven children in Uttra Pardesh India, which is located in northern India near the Himalayan Mountains. As a child he a grew up in a second floor home which had no indoor plumbing or electricity. He also pumped water from an outdoor well and collected cow dung to burn in his Mother's oven.
- While working in the family business, Ram develop the habit of consolidating everything he learned each day onto a single sheet of paper. He was also guided by the values he learned while studying the Sanskrit literature. He learned the value and benefit of hard work and that mastery had its own reward.