At the Interface of Business & Spirituality
CEO, Kaipa Group
Author, Academic, Executive Coach,
Business & Technology Strategist
In Prasad’s words:
“Sage on the Stage”
“Guide on the Side”
“Monk in the Cave”
“Father, Husband, Friend”
Prasad is CEO of the Kaipa Group in California and a frequent speaker in conferences and retreats and co-author of critically acclaimed book From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom published by Jossey Bass in 2013. He works with companies and senior executives in the areas of innovation, leadership development and coaching. He has been a visiting professor at Indian School of Business (ISB) since 2003 and was the founding Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) and raised multi-million dollar funding to initiate two research cells–SBI Cell for Public Leadership and Biocon Cell for Innovation Management in CLIC. He was a Smith Richardson Visiting Fellow at Center for Creative Leadership between 2010-2011 and was an advisor to Business FAC of Fetzer Institute (2011-2013). Prasad taught executive education programs organized by INSEAD, LBS, USC, Dartmouth and IIM Bangalore in addition to ISB.
Prasad grew up in a Brahmin family in India and was raised to prepare for a spiritual life in the Brahmin priesthood. Today, with a Ph.D. in Physics and a lifetime of success in the world of global business and technology, he is still anchored in his spiritual inheritance. You can see this in the Kaipa Group logo:
More about Prasad at Prasad Kaipa, Ph.D..
“Six Ways to Be a Wise Leader,” adapted from Prasad’s book Smart to Wise, at Daily Good.
Part 1: From Physics to Technology
Part 2: From Technology to Learning
Part 3: From Learning to Inner Genius
Part 4: Being Wiser
Part 5: Question for the Circle
Offuh James Offuh
From Shyam and Kavitha
Dear Aryae, Prasad & All
Thank you for the session. It was indeed a unique session to hear view points. Our key take aways:
Smart to Wise (connecting the dots)
Wise to Wiser (taking along NOT JUST YOU /Others to enable Mindful Decisions)
To represent this in a more graphical view (perspectives shift – mediated learning) created a small image. Please feel free to use this / share it as you like. (Image details – The image is of a jellyfish taken recently at a Hong Honk aquarium and its world in the water which it shares its world super-imposed with thoughts discussed).
Thank you all.
Shyam and Kavitha
From Nancy Margulies
Here are my notes on our recent conversation. I really enjoyed this opportunity and look forward to more!