Baba Prasad

Baba Prasad

Who Am I

Baba Prasad is a leading thinker in the area of management strategy and innovation. He works to transform client companies and senior executives into dynamic, resilient and agile powerhouses.In business worlds, where the magnitude and rate of turbulence increases unabated, Prasad and his team help clients move beyond making reactive short-term responses. 



Dr. Prasad through his many years of research at the Wharton School and elsewhere, has drawn on a combination of theories from psychology, operations management, information systems, and cultural anthropology to develop a groundbreaking framework for leadership. He has been using this framework to help companies create and sustain a dynamic culture of leadership and innovation that suffuses the organization rather than being restricted to silos. His clients range from Fortune 20 companies like IBM and Fortune 200 firms like L’Oreal to smaller organizations like Dr. Reddy’s Labs.

 

Prasad earned a second Master's in Computer Science from Kansas State University, and worked for two years as a technology management consultant in Shearson Lehman and JP Morgan on Wall Street. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School in 1997, where he continues to be a Sloan Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center.

 

After his Ph.D., Prasad taught in the business schools at Purdue University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Students in his MBA course at Purdue University noted him as insightful and inspiring and he was rated MBA faculty of distinction.

 

Baba Prasad (Prasad) is the President and CEO of a consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, NC, that fundamentally transforms the ways in which organizations envision and manage leadership development and innovation

 

Prasad's work has been cited in various papers and trade journals from Australia to the US. His research formed the basis for a chapter in Nicholas Carr's book, Does IT Matter? (Harvard Business School Press, 2004). Prasad’s work has also been featured in publications like US Banker (cover page article, August 1997) and presented to prestigious audiences that have included luminaries like Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Bank of the USA. Knowledge@Wharton, the online business research journal of the Wharton School has also featured Prasad’s work.


Prasad’s recent book, NIMBLE: How Intelligences Can Create Agile Companies and Wise Leaders (Random House India, 2015) has won wide praise from CEOs and leading thinkers across the world. Within two months of publication, it has sold more than 3100 copies.


Prasad and his wife, Leela Prasad (Duke University) work with underprivileged schools in Hyderabad, and are currently making a film titled Moved by Gandhi. Prasad lives across two continents, has two daughters and two dogs, and is a fitness enthusiast.



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