Karma in the Business World

The Times of India has an interesting article on the inflence of Bhagwat Gita on corporate America.

Suddenly, says Businessweek magazine in its latest issue, phrases from ancient Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita are popping up in management tomes and on Web sites of consultants. Top business schools have introduced “self-mastery” classes that use Indian methods to help managers boost their leadership skills and find inner peace in lives dominated by work.

BW calls its “Karma Capitalism” — a gentler, more empathetic ethos that resonates in the post-tech-bubble, post-Enron zeitgeist. And where it used to be hip in management circles to quote from the sixth century B.C. Chinese classic The Art of War, it says, the trendy ancient Eastern text today is the more introspective Bhagavad Gita .

May be our blog byline had something to do with it too :-)…I have received a few emails about the meaning of the byline…I’ll explain it in a later post.

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