What we do
Lead. Innovate. Transform.
Working with select partners, we enable sustainable capabilities at the intersection of humanity, business, and technology with thought leadership, education, and digital platforms for the future of work. We call them Accelerators. These pre-packaged business programs are designed to accelerate the development of organizations.
EMPATHY. KNOWLEDGE. EXECUTION.
We enable development programs that enables transformational leadership, systemic thinking, and experiential learning— all required to survive and thrive the tsunami of changes and disruptions caused by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and misinformation trends.
MINDFULNESS. CREATIVITY. INNOVATION.
We enable sustainable innovation capabilities by focusing on how to holistically connect the “when” and “what” with who they are; Inspire and lead inside and outside of their organization; Generate ideas, grounded decisions, and long-term value. This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter; this is how you succeed in the long run.
DIGITAL. BUSINESS. MANAGEMENT.
With an all-inclusive, comprehensive, and practical framework we enable acceleration of business and digital transformation. Ultimately transformation success (business and digital) relies on the right kind of culture. Leadership, planning, thoughtful execution and a commitment to a fresh mindset are every bit as critical to success as the right technology.
Our team’s decades of experience come from working with leading global organizations.
Our commercial, off the shelf, cloud based, and device independent digital platforms and apps provide:
Shadoka Navigate enables evaluation, execution, and monitoring of leadership and management capabilities; investments and impacts; operational effectiveness; growth and innovation programs; and mergers and acquisitions.
- Helps you create and manage capability/capacity assessments. Provides data analysis for due diligence and opportunity selection.
- Create and manage collaborative programs. With community dialogues and open communications it ensures transparency and program success. Facilities education, training, and mentoring based on program needs.
- Analyze progressive and provable results needed to manage and re-balance program/investment portfolios for maximum impact. Creates and manages centralized and template driven dashboards.
- With our central theme on data driven decisions, Navigate provides companies, non-profits, accelerations, investors, and and program managers rich with out-of-the-box functionality for repeatable success. It is easy to use, customize, and integrates with other productivity tools.
Shadoka Engage enables effective sales, marketing, and revenue management. It creates and manages campaigns, leads, and pipelines; product/service catalogues; proposals and invoices; and centralized dashboard for execution and tracking.
- Helps you sell by making the sales and marketing process integrated, and automated. Creates better customer experience.
- Adapts as you evolve. Matches the scale of your business. Supports your long-range growth plans.
- Gives better visibility into your entire business. Provides the right information to the right people. Helps you make better decisions.
Our on-the-go platform can be accessed from any device with minimal data entry. They provide end-to-end solution that eliminates the dependence upon various fragmented technology offerings and custom code.
Working with our sister organization NextChapter
We regularly produce cutting edge thought leadership with multidisciplinary collaborative research and education focused on sustainable and transformational changes.
will leverage positive change
EMPATHY. KNOWLEDGE. EXECUTION
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CREATING LONG-TERM VALUE
MINDFULNESS. CREATIVITY. INNOVATION
he constant cascade of new technologies and social changes are creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability.
Part philosophy, part business, and part history, in Everything Connects, you’ll learn from the wisdom of 2500 year old Eastern philosophies and the interconnected insights of Leonardo da Vinci. Couple that with Fortune 100 corporate cross pollination for creativity and startup thinking for how to adapt with ease, and you have Everything Connects. This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter; this is how you succeed in the long run.
Available in March 2023…
TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES MUCH MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL. BUSINESS. MANAGEMENT
rom The Intro: “Given the rate of change that we have experienced and will continue to see, it’s been a challenge trying to stay on top of everything that’s taking place. As we’ll see, it will require much more than simply obtaining the latest technology, plugging it in, and sitting back to watch reinvention take place. From top to bottom, organizations will be compelled to change entire mindsets, attitudes, and assumptions about how they operate, how they can grow, and even about the very reason for their existence.
Change, as driven by technology, is as much an adjustment of mindset as it is a new set of tools that everyone must learn how to use. This book is geared to addressing that unprecedented journey. And when I use the word journey, I mean to emphasize that reinvention never has any sort of fixed end point or conclusion. Rather, it’s an ongoing pilgrimage—one characterized not only by obstacles to be met and overcome but also by fresh opportunities that are continually presented at each step along the journey.
But it can also be equally perilous. As you’ll also learn, the road to transformation is complex, and several organizations and companies have failed to grasp the scope and import of what reinvention really encapsulates. I believe this book will help you and your organization work toward realizing a far more rewarding and meaningful outcome.”
FORTHCOMING (March 2023)
The ultimate objective is to produce a wealth of new ideas, dynamic innovations, and sustainable opportunities and methods of measuring them. Thus, financial success is a byproduct of what we do.
The “O” in the Shadoka logo is inspired by the 8th picture of the “Ten Ox Herding Pictures”. The 8th picture in the Ten Ox Herding is described as “Both Bull and Self Transcended (all forgotten and empty)”. It symbolizes a “beginner’s mind”.
The 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. Sanskrit word sādhanā, literally translates to “a means of accomplishing something”.
Faisal Hoque is an accomplished entrepreneur, noted thought leader, technology innovator, advisor to CEOs, BODs, and the US federal government, and an author with more than 25 years of cross-industry success. He is the founder of SHADOKA, NextChapter, and other companies. They focus on enabling sustainable and transformational changes. He also serves as a strategic partner and an innovation leader for CACI, and works extensively with US Federal Agencies. CACI is a $6.2 billion company whose mission and enterprise technology and expertise play a vital role in US national security. He is a three time winning founder and CEO of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ awards; and a three time Wall Street Journal bestselling author for his books REINVENT (#1), Everything Connects(#2), and LIFT (#1).
Throughout his career, he has developed over 20 commercial business and technology platforms and worked with public and private sector giants such as the US Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, GE, MasterCard, American Express, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, IBM, Home Depot, Gartner, and JPMorgan Chase.
As a thought leader, he has authored, co-authored 10 award-winning (his awards include Axiom Gold Medal, Foreword, PenCraft, BIBA, Book Excellence, American Book Fest, Globee, and others) books on humanity, business, and technology, including the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller REINVENT – Navigating Business Transformation in a Hyper-Digital Era published in association with IMD (Institute for Management Development) (Fast Company Press, 2023), the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller LIFT – Fostering the Leader in You Amid Revolutionary Global Change (Fast Company Press, 2022), and the #2 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller Everything Connects – Cultivating Mindfulness, Creativity, and Innovation for Long-Term Value (2nd Edition, Fast Company Press, 2022).
His work has appeared in Fast Company, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fox, CBS, Financial Times, I by IMD, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forbes, Inc., Leadership Excellence, and Huffington Post among other publications.
“Faisal Hoque, the entrepreneur, innovator, was born in Bangladesh and found himself in the boardrooms of Fortune 100s by the time he was 27.” – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World (Thinker’s 50/HBR)
“Talk about a trip: entrepreneur Faisal Hoque started his career in the U.S. as a “janitorial engineer,” but eventually went on to raise $10s of millions for his businesses, despite setbacks like being ousted as CEO of his own company (sound familiar, Apple?).” – Fast Company
American Management Association (AMA) named him one of the Leaders to Watch. The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology alongside leading entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Larry Page, and others. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA) named him one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders alongside global leaders such as Bill George, Doug Conant, Howard Schultz, and others.
His book, The Power of Convergence (American Management Association [AMA]), was released in April 2011 and almost immediately was named “One of the Best Business Books of 2011” by 800CEOREAD and CIO Insight. Two of his previous books, Sustained Innovation and Winning the 3-Legged Race, were also included in the “Top 5 Transformation Books” of the last few years, while Sustained Innovation also ranked in CIO Insight magazine’s “Editor’s Picks: The 10 Best Business Books of 2007”. His highly acclaimed book The Alignment Effect (Financial Times) was published in 2002, and e-Enterprise (Cambridge University Press) in 2000.
His broad areas of expertise include innovation, leadership, management, sustainable growth, transformation, strategy, governance, M&A, frameworks, and digital platforms. He holds a strong belief that it is through knowledge sharing that we may provide the greatest clarity on how to improve our collective future.
He is a public speaker at business and technology conferences, innovation forums, business schools, and leadership summits. He has given speeches at the EU HR Director Summit, US Marines, Airbus, CEO Summits at the NY Stock Exchange, Global China Summits, Forbes Business Leadership Forum, MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, Thunderbird Sustainable Innovation Summit, BOOTH School of Business – Entrepreneurial Ventures, Chief Executive Magazine CEO Roundtables, Yale School of Management CEO Summits, Rutgers Business School, CIO Summit in Japan, Sino-American CIO Summit in Beijing, European CIO Summit in Monte Carlo, and CFO Magazine Technology Summit, among others.
Thousands of people follow him on social media. His work is frequently shared globally by entrepreneurs, executives, corporations, academia, and students alike.
As a globetrotter, he is passionate about nature, people, culture, music, and design, and he loves to cook.
For more info, visit faisalhoque.com or LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter (@faisal_hoque).
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