Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management
Manoj is a futurist and inner-space explorer. He believes we are living through interesting times -- when all that we think we know is turned downside up, and our collective soul is turned inside out, in all its monstrosity and splendor. Manoj has dedicated himself to a mission of helping those who think they are lost realize they are not as lost as they think. He draws from his lived experience to design, facilitate and otherwise guide processes that contribute to the conscious evolution of individuals and groups. His service manifests through his teaching and research, foresight advising and consultancy, public speaking, writing and music.
Manoj teaches how to lead with compassion and design for a regenerative economy at Parsons School of Design, in New York. Previously, he worked as a social intra-preneur within a Fortune 50 corporation, starting a strategic foresight practice to co-envision and pilot more sustainable and equitable futures. He is a winner of the PepsiCo Chairman's Award for helping create a radically new leadership development experience called Pepsi Corps, and an Aspen Institute Fellow in the Business and Society program Manoj is Indian by birth, a New Yorker by residence and a nomad in spirit.