Swamy Parthasarthy is Guru of American business executives to give message of Gita to put purpose before self. In
Are Fake Secular Yadavas Gokul
Marx Capitalism Vs Gita
Top business schools in US have introduced “self-mastery” classes that use Indian methods to help managers boost leadership skills and find inner peace in lives dominated by work. If we could or can follow our Hindustani methods then there would not be need to voice "Duniya ke Mazdooro ek ho" or "Gandhigiri". The Western capitalists should learn a lesson from their so-called third World counterparts. Capitalists forget that they have a social responsibility, too. How can we make happy to our nation by increasing few millionaires to make millions poor? Term human in business often gets neglected when terms like “stakeholders” are bandied around. Well being of the environment, society, employees, in addition to shareholders, is equally important for a well-balanced 21st Century business.
Forgetting Gita means resulting in the loss of self identity, self respect and hence ethics. Indian history is the history of braveries but now Congress CM of J&K Gulam Nabi Azad is called 'Hangaru' to tear for Afzal Guru by a Kashmiri newspaper. Mush called Manmohan a weak PM. Our slogan is 'Mera desh mahan' but Mush dare to say 'Indian should come out of its phobia of being a greater nation'. Worshippers of a foreign origin,
Who calls terrorists to Tilak, Subhash, Savarkar?
We proud of our Indian heritage, it started with Yoga again for the past two decades. Old is gold. Indian philosophy, Hindu religious books have lots to offer to avoid all the disasters we are seeing in the 21st Century. Just think about: Just 60 years ago we Indians were called all kinds of names, including terrorists by the Brits when we were fighting for our independence. Now the same is not repeating to mention in HRD's NCERT and IGNOU books Tilak, Subhas and Sawarkar as terrorists. Teressa, Glady Staines and MF Hussain got highest award of
Give & take
God is created human being for giving and it is in giving that we find fulfillment. On the other hand, everything in the world teaches us to take.
Is Saffron a poison?
The ancient Hindu culture is evergreen. All the thoughts can be applied in any time. That is why it is also called Sanatana Dharma. Shri Shri Ravishankar, Ramdeo baba and now Vedantic Swamy Parthasarthy is flagging the saffron ancient glory of
Dealing with nasty
In one incident, a young investment banker seeks advice on dealing with nasty colleagues. Banish them from your mind, Swamy Parthsarathy is told. “You are the architect of your misfortune. You are the architect of your fortune.” But I am not a saint. So I want to throw nasty politicians out of Government.
Concentration, consistency, and cooperation
Swamyjee speaks about secrets to business success ' “concentration, consistency, and cooperation.” “You can’t succeed in business unless you develop the intellect, which controls the mind and body,” the swami said in his mellow baritone. He advises fund managers and venture capitalists about balancing the compulsion to amass wealth with the desire for inner happiness.
Indians head in Business-Schools abroad
'Business Week' Magazine after publishing the article titled 'karma Capitalism' on Swamy Parthsarathy attributes the sudden interest in Indian philosophy to the sizeable presence of Indian teachers in American B-Schools. About 10% of teachers at places such as Harvard Business School, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business are of Indian descent — a far higher percentage than other ethnic groups.
Indians also head some half dozen business schools in the US, including Kellogg. More important, says 'Business Week', Indian-born strategists also are helping transform corporations. Academics and consultants such as C. K. Prahlad, Ram Charan, and Vijay Govindrajan are among the world’s hottest business gurus, advising some of the top US companies.
Indian theorists guide that executives should be motivated by a broader purpose than money. “The best way to describe it is inclusive capitalism,” C.K.Prahlad, who ranked third in a recent Times of London poll about the world’s most influential business thinkers, told the magazine. “It’s the idea that corporations can simultaneously create value and social justice.”
Corruption & Reservation Vs Gita
How can corrupt and caste-system religious based Resevation preach Gita?
“The key point,” adds Ram Charan, a coach to CEOs such as General Electric Co.’s (GE) Jeffrey R. Immelt, “is to put purpose before self. This is absolutely applicable to corporate leadership today.” Are 'Chara ghotala (Fodder scam), Bofors, War Room leakage, Oil for food scam for selfless or selfness of monetary politicians?
Business Week says Indian business teachers such as Michigan's Prahlad, Harvard's Rakesh Khurana, Tuck's Govindrajan, and Kellogg's Jain, are linking some of their theories or deriving them Hindu philosophy.
Few Sikhs who want to differentiate from Hindus should know about Mohanbir Sawhney. “Marketing has tended to use the language of conquest,” Kellogg's Mohanbir Sawhney, a Sikh who discusses the relevance of the Bhagavad Gita to business on his Web site, says:" Now the focus is on using customer input to dream up new products, which “requires a symbiotic relationship with those around us.”
The World in A Box of Gita
There is a Geospatial Information Technology Association GITA ( www.gita.org/ ) in America. It is named to show the love to 'Gita' of Mahabharat. The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is a nonprofit educational association serving the global geospatial community. Our site has been created with the intent of providing you a variety of information and useful references for your professional and technical needs.
The World in A Box, video from the GITA Bookstore Catalog, published by GITA, is a one hour public television special that takes the viewer around the world to different state-of-the-art GIS installations and introduces the people who use them.
Emerson and Henry David Thorou also got influence from Gita and Oppenheimer quoted Gita after the first test of the nuclear bomb.
Commenting on the article one said: "Yes, I agree the Gita is a beauty to behold. The truth is greater than me. I guess we have to study ancient texts to get it right. I am not Indian but African. "
Wars in business
This is refreshing. Let there be no doubt that Indian companies need to learn a lot from this as well. They have rarely cared about quality until recently. Customer service was never heard of. The Gita is a great text and its teachings are very relevant to business today.
Lord Krishna taught Arjun how to manage his emotions in the Warfield and the world got “the Gita.” We have to manage our emotions in the every field of our life. Gita was not said in a classroom or temple but on a battleground and today people are fighting wars in business as well
The message of Vedanta is that there is oneness — business-wise this translates into cooperation rather than competition is the way to go. All individuals of an individual business house have to follow oneness of team loyalty to be success and to make success their business house. Without the team spirit even Rahul Dravid, captain of Indian Cricket team would not get word cup.
Hinduism a way of life
Hinduism is a “way of life as directed by Supreme Court in a decision. Hence, as a theologically diverse and practically applicable body of insights, the applicability to modern management needs is not a stretch by any means. After all, Hinduism has nurtured a spirit of informed debate and deliberation through its many schools of thought over centuries.
By Premendra Agrawal