May 20, 2015

Kautilya’s Artha Sutras

Kautilya, also known as Chanakaya and Vishnugupta, is probably the oldest known authority on Economics. Arthashastra, oldest surviving treatise on polity, strategy and statesmanship, has recorded Sutras (read: formulas) which, according to it’s author, holds the key to finding quintessential success in ones’ life and all aspects of it. The following is my (U. Mahesh […]
May 20, 2015

Unusual Thief

One dark night an impoverished fisherman trespassed into a large private property with a clear intention of stealing fish from the pond, inside. As soon as he threw his net into the pond the owner woke up from his slumber and asked his guards to check if someone was trying to steal […]
May 19, 2015

The pompous scholar

One day several men were being ferried across the river in a boat. To pass his time a pompous scholar who was travelling in the same boat began conversing with his fellow traveler. “I am a scholar” he said, adding “I’ve made deep study of Upanishads. Have you read Upanishads?” “No […]
May 19, 2015

The missing – quintessential – element in prevailing management practices

The world we live in is seamlessly interlinked. Every single being is affected by the actions of other’s. Even though the world is being transformed into a “global village”, a sense that “all of mankind must become one community” is still a vague aspiration; far from being accepted as a […]