Rashid N. Kapadia is a Speaker, Author, Project Manager and Engineer.
He is an avid reader, reading over 50 non-fiction books each year. He is constantly seeking new knowledge and spreading this new knowledge through public speaking and storytelling. He particularly enjoys converting his reading (new knowledge) to speeches and talks. To do this he follows a four step formula:
(1) synthesize: collect lot of knowledge from multiple sources
(2) simplify: reduce this new knowledge to key simple points--using the best practices of rhetoric
(3) storify: find stories to communicate key points (tell a story prior making a point)
(4) speak: bringing it all together
This approach allows him to cover a vast range of topics as new knowledge is appearing everywhere.
He wrote the book Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking & Storytelling for Project Managers and Engineers. to bridge a wide and unnecessary gap between two worlds he inhabits--the world of Project Management & Engineering (PM&E) and the world of Public Speaking & Storytelling (PS&ST). He describes this work as the combination of a labor of love, a research project and a campaign manifesto.
He has been an engineer since 1983 and a project manager since 1997. He has led teams and departments since 1990
He is a member of multiple Toastmasters Clubs and has given well over 100 speeches in these clubs. He has spoken to the Project Managment Institute Houston branches 20 times.