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  • New Book: Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

    A new book ‘Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita’ wonderfully combines the two worlds of management and spirituality. The author Ace V. Simpson, a.k.a. Shri Prahlada Das is a well-known kirtaniya from Australia, but he is also a scholar with a Ph.D. and now teaches at Brunel Business School in London, UK.

  • Devotee Company Serves Out “Pure Bliss” to 500 Stores in the U.S.

    Many devotees dream of one day having a career that doubles as devotional service. Jaya Govardhana and Haridas Thakur of growing U.S. healthy snack company “Pure Bliss Organics” have done just that.

  • Finance Exec Talks Krishna Consciousness in the Workplace

    ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada often said that the sign of a true devotee, and a good representative of the Hare Krishna Movement, is his or her behavior. Yasoda-dulal Das, an executive officer in a mid-size New Jersey insurance company, is doing his best to follow these tenets and represent devotees well at work. 

  • Paramahamster - Company Retreat

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Alfred Ford MBA - Program Overview

    Welcome to the Alfred Ford School of Management Conscious Leadership MBA Program. Alfred Ford offers the rigor and academic excellence found among top MBA programs. aford.be/

  • Doing Good and Doing Well: Faith-based Investing Converts the Skeptics

    They increasingly see the socially responsible agenda as good business; and, perhaps more important, so do investment firms that are responding to the growing demand for portfolios that reflect a client’s values.

  • Corporate Spirituality - Bhakti Charu Swami with Sanjiv Aiyar

    On 5th March 2017, 200 corporate professionals assembled to participate in a special discussion on “Corporate Spirituality.” The panelists were Bhakti Charu Swami, ISKCON GBC member and Sanjiv Aiyar, President, PAN IIM Alumni Singapore.

  • Gopal Krishna Goswami Inaugurates Prerana Forum’s Conclave

    The spiritual teacher addressing the 180 members of the audience comprising India’s leading industry professionals, government officials, academicians and journalists, said “spirituality is essential for conscientious leadership”. Quoting from the sacred text, Bhagavad Gita, Gopal Krishna Goswami said “whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, therefore, it is very important for leaders from any sphere of life to have integrity, compassion and faith. 

  • The Dual Dimensions of Artha

    "Artha" refers to not just wealth but also meaning. To pursue artha means to pursue both wealth and meaning, that is, to pursue wealth in a meaningful way that creates value.

  • Alfred Ford School of Management to Teach Conscious Leadership

    The School is affiliated with ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium. Administrators of that College began working with Alfred Ford (Ambarisa Das) back in 2009, after the 2008 financial crisis showed that there was a need for a different approach to business management.

  • Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips for Thoughtful Communication

    Hasty communication can break relationships and ruin careers. Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message.

  • Morality Should Not Be Priced in the Marketplace

    Capitalism thrives on selfish impulses that Christian moral teaching condemns, and neo-classical economic theory mythologizes a supposedly “natural” free market that never existed anywhere.

  • Market Fluctuations

    Swami Prabhupada explained how an expert businessman can thrive in any economic climate. When the market booms he sells commodities and makes a healthy profit. When the market is down, he buys abundantly, remaining alert to sell when the demand rebuilds

  • This Iconic Self-Help Book Proves That Spirituality Has A Place In The Business World

    Iconic book cites personal renewal and spiritual connection as essential to achieving one's greatest potential.

  • Is Yoga a Good Business?

    Does the growth in yoga's popularity, particularly in the West, mean that its spiritual content and religious roots are being neglected?

  • Let's Be Honest: Real Sustainability May Not Make Business Sense

    If we want to make significant steps towards sustainability, we need to appeal to the real motives behind choices. 

  • Yoga: The New Career Path For Corporate Execs

    Yoga has grown from a relatively unknown spiritual activity with origins in Hinduism to a cultural phenomenon and multi-billion dollar market in the U.S.

  • Rukmini Dasi: Seeing Business and Spirituality as Kindred Spirits
    As ISKCON heads towards its fiftieth year, a majority of its members, who once renounced everything to live in temple ashramas, now find themselves working full-time to maintain their families. Some may even start their own enterprises.
  • Where Religion and Business Do Mix
    Talking about religion is often seen as taboo in business. But not for some financial advisers. In fact, many of them argue that it's crucial to speak with clients about their religion or spirituality, as a way to gain a full understanding of their financial goals.
  • Top Ten American Religious Companies
    Here are well-known companies that don't make religious products - we're not talking kosher foods manufacturer Manischewitz here - but that nonetheless take their religious sides seriously.
  • Business Class Rises in Ashes of Caste System
    Chezi K. Ganesan looks every inch the high-tech entrepreneur, dressed in the Silicon Valley uniform of denim shirt and khaki trousers, slick smartphone close at hand. He splits his time between San Jose and this booming coastal metropolis, running his $6 million a year computer chip-making company.
  • Plugging the Integrity Leak: Lessons from the Mahabharata
    Developing character and integrity requires time and investment. But without such a solid foundation, we can only expect more disasters like the BP oil spill.
  • Krishna, Not Kotler, Guides Indian Management Gurus

    NEW DELHI: The next time you hear someone recite verses from the Bhagavad Gita, pay more attention. The wisdom of the ancient Indian scriptures may come in handy in tackling issues from management strategies to corporate governance in today's highly competitive world of business.