Here is photo gallery from the NextNowNetwork's San Francisco Meeting on Global Entrepreneurship, featuring Kim A. Page and Prasad Kaipa (Scroll to the end for speaker bios and some announcements by attendees).
We had great exchange among the group, raising some questions (captured below). Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want us to add anything to this post about your thoughts or offerings.
First is the synthesis graphic of the topics, followed by photos of the beautiful people!
About the Speakers
Since the 1990s, Kim has worked as a consultant, trainer and coach for multinational and local organizations. She has particular expertise in the areas of communication and innovation. Having been exposed to various organizational challenges, she has a keen understanding of systems thinking and the importance of aligning values and behaviors between interdependent stakeholders.
Kim is used to working with different nationalities and her career in Europe, Mexico, the U.S. and the Middle East has provided her with a global mindset. She has been a lecturer at various business universities for programs such as Executive MBA, Master in Corporate Communication/MCC and MA in Innovative Hospitality Management.
Her interest in employee engagement and empowerment has grown from contributions to a wide range of companies such as Vodafone, ABN-AMRO, Van Cleef & Arpels, Snapfish and PetroGulf. As a guest speaker, Kim has been invited to talk at institutions like Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Center and the Grassroots Innovation Program at EMC in Silicon Valley. Kim has had several articles published about her communication and innovation methodologies and she is fluent in six languages. Her background is in the field of dramaturgy and she holds a MA in Organization Development from Sonoma State University in California.
Prasad Kaipa, Ph.D.
Prasad is the CEO of the Kaipa Group in California and is a thought leader in the areas of innovation, leadership development and change management. He is considered to be one of the top management thinkers of Indian origin by Thinkers50 group. Prasad was inducted into the Happiness Hall of Fame in October 2014. He is the co-author of critically acclaimed and international best-seller (#2 in business books in Delhi, India in Nov. 2013) “From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom” in 2013 and just released another book “You can: Be Smarter and Wiser” (Bloomberry) with Meera Shenoy in Jan. 2016. Prasad is/was on the board of directors/trustees for the International Leadership Association (ILA), Marico Innovation Foundation, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), Intellect Design (US Board), KarmaCircles, Samskrita Bharati USA, Integral Leadership Review, YogaBharati, Lead India 2020, Aankhen, Mentor Cloud, Intertec, and Hindu University of America. He has been a visiting professor and was the founding Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and raised multi-million dollar funding for the center. He was also a Smith Richardson Visiting Fellow at Center for Creative Leadership between 2010-11 and was an advisor to Business FAC of Fetzer Institute (2011-13). Prasad also taught in executive education programs organized by INSEAD, LBS, USC, Tuck and IIM Bangalore.
Prasad has been an advisor and coach focusing on innovation and leadership since 1990 for about 125 C-level executives in Global Fortune 500 companies. Clients included Apple, Adobe, Boeing, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Maxim, Nokia and Oracle as well as global/entrepreneurial companies like Aztec, Advanta, BAE Systems, Lunar Design, Mastek, Polaris, State Bank of India and Scintera Networks. The purpose of Prasad’s innovation/leadership coaching is to ignite the genius within individuals. Prasad’s unique competence is in helping his clients find their next significant step and take it. He found that unless he helps clients to examine their signature strengths that have turned into “core incompetence” and kept them stuck, it is difficult to ignite and channel their creativity to come up with innovative decisions, products, and services. He assists clients in becoming effective in managing people as well as oneself (personal mastery), getting reenergized and building new capacities, and taking more risks, in addition to innovative and strategic decisions.Prasad co-founded the Entrepreneur Institute for TiE in the Silicon Valley in 2002 to assist entrepreneurs develop soft skills and connect, engage and co-create effectively with others in the ecosystem. Over 13,000 entrepreneurs have gone through TiE Institute programs. He is a part-time faculty member at the Saybrook University and works with students in the areas of creativity and innovation, transformational learning and leadership.Prasad also worked as an educator/consultant with 100+ companies like Areva, AT&T, A.P. Moeller Maersk, Canara Bank, Exxon Mobil, Ford, Mastek, Pepsi (Quaker Oats), Navteq, Nitto-Denko, Sasken, Sun, Syngenta, and Union Bank in the areas of leadership, change management, innovation and management team development. Cisco and HP have worked with Prasad in developing innovative business models for creating a successful new business and in innovating unique, “brandable” product designs that are consistent with their culture.As a senior manager in Apple, Prasad was asked to create an educational menu for Apple engineers using innovative learning approaches. In 1999, as a research fellow in the Apple University, and with a charter to help design ‘a learning processor that augments human intelligence,’ Prasad interviewed high achievers and exceptional people researching how they learn (and ‘unlearn’), create, communicate, relate and lead.Prasad got his doctorate in physics, and as a professor in the University of Utah helped build an international research laboratory with Dr. Ed Haskell. Athena Interactive released three award winning CD-ROMs for leaders based on his learning interface concepts and his pyramid building (thinking in three dimensions) methodology.In addition to ‘From Smart to Wise’ (http://www.fromsmarttowise.com) Prasad published an e-book ‘Discontinuous Learning: Igniting Genius Within by Aligning Self, Work, and Family’ and many of his writings and tools are available at http://www.kaipagroup.com. He writes a blog regularly on innovation and leadership in HBR.org and has published articles in Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, and New York Times. He twitter handles are @pkaipa and @fromsmarttowise. Prasad is married to Dr. Vinoda and is father of Pravin (29) and Vidya (25). He enjoys exploring and reinterpreting ancient wisdom (and its application in developing highly effective and authentic leaders), photography (http://pkaipa.smugmug.com), listening to classical music, and playing tennis.
Information for NextNow community about new books and university offerings from Kathryn Goldman-Schuyler
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This guide to deep change does not offer the 'definitive answer,' but rather experiences, models, and actions that can help us look at our own communities and make a difference. I find this a rich and wonderful toolbox that I can continually dip into. - Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D., Wise Counsel ResearchABOUT THE BOOKWhat is our role in creating healthy organizations and a healthy world? Creative Social Change fosters a unique dialogue on the interconnections between leadership, sustainability, the long-term viability of the planet, and organizational development. Brought together, these arenas of research and action can influence events globally and contribute to creating a healthy society.Visit Emerald’s Webpage to:- Request a course inspection copy.- Request a review copy.- Download the introduction for free!or - purchase it thru Amazon, or join the International Leadership Association and receive it for free.
Right here in San Francisco, this fall the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University will begin offering two new weekend (executive format) graduate programs in Organization Development which have been very successful at our Fresno campus. Read about the doctoral program at http://www.alliant.edu/cspp/programs-degrees/organizational-psychology/psyd-organization-development/index.php and also http://catalog.alliant.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=28&poid=3748&returnto=1096 and the masters program athttp://catalog.alliant.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=28&poid=3749&returnto=1096 . If you’d like to talk with me about either one, send me an email at email@example.com with a clear mention of the program in the subject line so it doesn’t get caught as spam! Happy to put you in touch with people who know more than I do about the details and logistics.