Bhagavad Gita: Management Paradigms from Bhagavad Gita

Management Paradigms from Bhagavad Gita

This video introduces in a nutshell the logic behind the design of the elective course entitled 'Management Paradigms from Bhagavad Gita' offered at IIM Bangalore. The video also talks about the key messages delivered in the course and some of the expectations on the part of the students taking this course.
This video introduces in a nutshell the logic behind the design of the elective course entitled 'Management Paradigms fr...

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Business as a living organization

This talk suggests that the current paradigm of managing business entities is to view them as mechanistic. This means even human beings who are part of business organizations are treated from a mechanistic paradigm. The talk further introduces the key differences between a mechanistic paradigm and a living paradigm. There may be some merit in looking at business organizations as living entities. A look at ancient Indian wisdom or other such older traditions may provide some answers to develop this thought further.
This talk suggests that the current paradigm of managing business entities is to view them as mechanistic. This means ev...

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What should today's business organizations bother about?

This is based on a survey of over 50 MBA students with considerable work experience. The survey suggests that organizations need to address leadership, culture, ethical issues and also the issue of creating a meaningful workplace.
This is based on a survey of over 50 MBA students with considerable work experience. The survey suggests that organizati...

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What bothers today's working professionals the most?

This is based on a survey of over 50 MBA students with considerable work experience. The survey suggests that individuals have issues pertaining to work place, issues beyond the work place and also finding the true inner calling as important and needs greater attention. However, very few were able to relate to issues pertaining to inner calling. Instead a vast majority of the responses talked only about work related problems as most important. This skew may be at the root cause of the problem working individuals may face today.
This is based on a survey of over 50 MBA students with considerable work experience. The survey suggests that individual...

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Understanding Ancient Indian Wisdom Part 1

This is the first of the three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom. The first step in this process is to clear several misconceptions we have about Ancient Indian Wisdom.
This is the first of the three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom. The first ...

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Understanding Ancient Indian Wisdom Part 2

This is the second in the series of three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom. There is a unique knowledge representation method adopted in Ancient Indian Wisdom. If we don't understand this we may end up with different impressions and insights about ancient Indian wisdom.
This is the second in the series of three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom....

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Understanding Ancient Indian Wisdom Part 3

This is the third in the series of three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom. There are some practical problems in unearthing the treasure contained in Ancient Indian Wisdom. Moreover, some of the current attempts and the claims made out of culling out ideas from Ancient Indian Wisdom is also not very encouraging enough for one to go after the knowledge along the same lines.
This is the third in the series of three part talk on the challenges and issues in understanding ancient Indian wisdom. ...

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Notion of Spirituality

This video briefly introduces the notion of spirituality. Individuals and Business Organizations need to be spiritual in order to even prosper in their materialistic pursuits.
This video briefly introduces the notion of spirituality. Individuals and Business Organizations need to be spiritual in...

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Spirituality in Business

This video introduces the notion of spirituality in business. A four-step framework is suggested to make businesses spiritual. The experience of firms such as Polyhydron makes a case for spirituality in business.
This video introduces the notion of spirituality in business. A four-step framework is suggested to make businesses spir...

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Why is the work place causing so much stress?

This talk is based on a survey on working professionals regarding their perspectives about the workplace and their career goals. The results of the survey seem to point to one or two aspects pertaining to the current paradigm of work that may be responsible for inducing stress in working professionals.
This talk is based on a survey on working professionals regarding their perspectives about the workplace and their caree...

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Understanding Failed Leadership - Lessons from Bhagavad Gita

Much of the current conversation in leadership is about how to succeed as leaders. However, it is equally interesting to understand why leaders fail. This talk introduces this idea using Chapter 1 of Bhagavad Gita.
Much of the current conversation in leadership is about how to succeed as leaders. However, it is equally interesting to...

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Gita Leadership Lessons - Equanimity

There are a few interesting dimensions of leadership discussed in Bhagavad Gita. This talk focuses on one of them known as Titiksha or Samatva Bhava.
There are a few interesting dimensions of leadership discussed in Bhagavad Gita. This talk focuses on one of them known ...

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