Karma capitalism is the new buzzword


Corporate America is embracing Indian philosophy in a big way. Businessweek magazine in its latest issue says that 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 .

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Amit said...

I think another good source of information to help in business is the Yoga Vasitha. I've read it and it helps me control myself at work.

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