Leadership

Rich Legacy of Charaka Samhita

Rich Legacy of Charaka Samhita

India’s ancient culture was not only rich and vibrant but was multifaceted with its relevance still evident in our hectic twenty-first century lives. Take the example of Charaka Samhita, which is based on Agnivesha Samhita (the medical compendium by the legendary sage Agnivesha, which was revised by Charaka). Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita are the two foundational…

Innovative Leadership of Henry Ford 

Innovative Leadership of Henry Ford 

Henry Ford was a visionary entrepreneur and innovator and a talented engineer who went on to become one of the celebrated industrialists and business tycoons of the twentieth century. Born in Michigan, the US on 30th July1863, the Founder of Ford Motor Company was a pioneer in assembly line production in the automobile industry, which…

Lessons from Bodhisattva

Lessons from Bodhisattva

In Buddhism, bodhisattva refers to a person who is on the path to Buddhahood.  Or in other words, a bodhisattva is in journey towards Nirvana; the ultimate state of being described in Buddhism where there is liberation from sorrows and suffering, and from the cycle of birth and rebirth. In order to become a bodhisattva…

Get Empowered by Draupadi

Get Empowered by Draupadi

Draupadi represents one of the truly empowered female characters in Mahabharata, who knew her mind, was strong, assertive, logical, had immense self-respect and was committed; the characteristics which are mirrored in many women leaders in boardrooms of today and should inspire a multitude of women. One can safely say that Draupadi has the potential to…

Branding Lessons from Indian Mythology

Branding Lessons from Indian Mythology

Branding in post-modern parlance is perhaps even more about the image and public perception of products or services or personalities than the inherent quality of those products or services or personalities. Brands promise uniform and consistent quality and should ideally exude a certain degree of credibility and influence, especially among its consumers and potential consumers…

The Inspiring Educator

The Inspiring Educator

In our present times more women than ever before in recorded human history are achieving important landmarks in myriad aspects of life. Today’s women can take inspiration from a nineteenth century social reformer named Savitribai Phule, who played a crucial role in bringing about a significant improvement in the largely confined and depressing lives of…

Financial Lessons from Vedas

Financial Lessons from Vedas

There are four Vedas, which are the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda, among which the Rig Veda is the oldest. Though the four Vedas are often collectively referred to as the oldest Hindu scriptures, this narrow definition eludes the universal character of these ancient but timeless texts. The teachings of Vedas are not only for the Hindus…

The Relevance of Ram in Post-modern Leadership

The Relevance of Ram in Post-modern Leadership

The inspiring life of Ram, the main protagonist of the timeless epic of Ramayana, and the values enshrined in his work have much relevance, even in our post-modern era, across innumerable facets of life. In fact, the universal values reflected through his actions are expected to continue having their influence further into the realms of…

Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Mantra 

Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Mantra 

The thoughts of Dale Carnegie (24th November 1888-1st November 1955), a globally renowned American writer, lecturer, an expert in developing self-improvement courses, a great ideator in public speaking and developing interpersonal skills, are still relevant today, even close to seven decades after his death. His ideas on leadership had influenced many across the world, over…

Biomimicry: Where Innovation And Nature Meet

Biomimicry: Where Innovation And Nature Meet

In 1989, the Shinkansen bullet train was fast, tremendously fast! Its speed was up to 270 kph, but it had one major problem: it would create a loud boom in residential areas while crossing tunnels due to the pressure build-up. Fortunately, Eiji Nakatsu, lead designer at a Japanese railway company, was an avid bird watcher….