Prasad Kaipa is the founder and CEO of SelfCorp, a web-assisted executive development company; the managing director of the Mithya Institute for Learning & Knowledge architecture, a research based management consulting firm; and is an adjunct professor at the Saybrook Graduate School. The Mission of SelfCorp is to align individual and corporate direction and bring self awareness to organizatons.
Prasad is passionate about integrating
spiritual and practical perspectives to work and life. As one of the three
founding directors of the Foundation for Human and Economic Development
(Foundhed), he is clear that spiritual and economic developments have
to go hand in hand. Foundhed is working on exploring different approaches
to dialogue, conflict resolution and peace, and sponsored several meetings
in USA, India and Pakistan to bring peace to Indian Subcontinent.
At SelfCorp, Prasad is developing
approaches and tools that allows executives to 'map the genetic code of
organizations' so that they can 're-wire' their organizations for superior
performance. These tools can also be used for mapping future scenarios,
assess success factors in mergers and acquisitions as well as for developing
personal strategies. Cisco and HP have worked recently with Prasad in
developing knowledge business models for creating a new business and in
coming up with unique, brandable product design that is consistent with
As a senior manager in the Apple,
Prasad was asked to create an educational menu for Apple technical staff
using innovative learning approaches. Later, as a research fellow in Apple
University, with a charter to help design 'a learning processor that augments
human intelligence,' Prasad interviewed high achievers and exceptional
people researching how people learn and 'unlearn.'
Prasad originally got his doctorate
in Physics and helped build an international radiation research laboratory
in the University of Utah with Dr. Ed Haskell (1981-87). Prasad also worked
as an educator/researcher (Saybrook Institute 1994-), as an international
product marketing manager (1987-88) and a technology advisor (1988-89)
(Apple) and received several awards for his contributions. 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. Prasad is currently on the board of advisors/directors for
SeeCommerce, Intertec Communications, Spirit of India.com, Partnerships
for Change, Athena Interactive, Communities for the Future, Foundation
to Promote Positive Learning Processes, Chinmaya Institute of Higher Learning
and Gatherings for Ecoculture. He is on the editorial board of a new management
journal 'Chinmaya Management Review' that originates in India.
Prasad's book 'Igniting Your Natural
Genius' is scheduled to be available in spring of 2001. Many of his articles,
book, pyramids and tools are available on the Internet and the URL is
http://www.mithya.com. Selfcorp is building its website for web-based
executive development and the URL is www.selfcorp.com.
Prasad is married to Dr. Vinoda and has two kids Pravin (15) and Vidya (11). He enjoys exploring and dialoguing on spirituality in business issues, listening to Carnatic music and playing carroms and tennis.