At the age of only 14, Faisal began what would be the first of many businesses: cobbling together stereo components to sell from his father’s home in Dhaka, Bangladesh in order to save the money he would need to support his plan to study in the United States. Since then, he has traveled many miles and his journey continues.
Today he ventures includes SHADOKA, NextChapter, and host of collaboration with global companies. He also serves as a strategic partner and a thought leader for CACI, and works extensively with US Federal Agencies. CACI is a $5.7 billion public company who plays a vital role in US national security.
Our customers and partners aspire to create sustainable value. They are focused on repeatable and measurable impact. We enable their aspirations.
Shadoka’s bring together the management frameworks, digital platforms, and thought leadership for innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship, growth and social impact.
Bengali word ‘SHADOKA’ is derived from the sanskrit word sādhaka. A sādhaka is a practitioner of a particular sādhanā. A sādhaka, or practitioner, is one who skillfully applies…mind and intelligence in practice towards a goal. Sādhanā (Sanskrit: साधना), literally “a means of accomplishing something”.
NextChapter is a multidisciplinary collaborative research organization focused on sustainable and transformational changes.
In collaboration with Fast Company, Green Leaf, and others, our current project is focused on the intersection of Transformational Leadership, Systemic Thinking, and Experiential Learning — all required to survive and thrive the tsunami of disruptions caused by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and misinformation trends.
The Crane in the NextChapter represents vigilance, longevity, and good fortune. In Japan, the crane is a mystical creatures symbolizing good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. Seeing a crane is still believed to be very auspicious and paper cranes and gifts having crane motifs are often handed out for eternal blessings and good wishes.
In Native American traditions, cranes were renowned for the oratory of their trumpeting calls and were the ‘Speakers for the Clans’. In Navajo Arizona, the Ziltahjini Peak is named after standing cranes. Native Americans worship cranes and call upon them for longevity, wisdom, and immortality. The birds are Native American symbols of independence.
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