Welcome to Vedic Management Center

Vedic Management Center is a comprehensive management training, mentoring, consulting and related services organization founded jointly by Dr David Frawley and U. Mahesh Prabhu. The word 'Vedic' comes from the word 'Veda' which in turn comes from the root Sanskrit word 'Vid' – meaning wisdom. Wisdom is that quintessential element we intend to introduce to prevailing management practices in a way as to achieve our objectives. We intend to bring radical, sustainable as well as ethical practices to our clients, students and mentees in a way as to work efficiently about all prevailing legal, ethical and professional norms.

Articles, Columns, OpEds and Blogs on Vedic Management

    Atman: The Ultimate Power Within  

    October 31,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    By U. Mahesh Prabhu Vedic teachings emphasize understanding and realizing the Atman also called Purusha.  While “Soul” could also be a translation of this word, as it is “the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded...

    Ekaanth: Power of Isolation

    October 26,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    Since time immemorial people have often feared isolation. Nobody likes being isolated and, therefore, seeks constant company of people. Isolation is often compared to loneliness – a lack of feeling that something is missing, a pain, a depression,...

    Essential leadership wisdom from Sukracharya

    September 29,2016 / Sanskrit Translations Uncategorized / 5 Comments

    Translation of Shukra Niti by U. Mahesh Prabhu (Excerpts) Niti Shastra is an ancient India classic on leadership, teaching primary ethics and principles of right behavior. It remains particularly relevant today in which this subject is an important...

    Bhartrihari's Wisdom: Niti Shataka

    September 21,2016 / Sanskrit Translations Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    By U. Mahesh Prabhu Legends have it that Bhartrihari once ruled the city of Ujjain. Although a loving ruler his mind was always engrossed about Love and Romance. He had over 100 beautiful women for his wives. No wonder he spent negligible time in...

    Spring Finding

    August 25,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    Ancient Sanskrit tale translated and retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Once upon a time a merchant was travelling with his caravan to another country for business. In due course, they arrived at the edge of a severe hot desert. They were informed by...

    Water in a Waterless Desert

    August 20,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    Ancient Vedic tale translated from Sanskrit by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago there were two old merchants, who were close friends and together began preparations for a dangerous trip to a distant land to sell their goods and, of course, to make...

    The Legend of Rajgurus

    August 19,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U Mahesh Prabhu  When Alexander ‘The Great’ was in Aryavartha (as India was known), he had just defeated Puru (corrupted as Porous), the ruler of a small kingdom on the subcontinent’s north-western...

    Vedic roots of absolute power

    August 11,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    This column by U Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld  Power is usually looked upon in an external sense. It is defined as the capability of accomplishing something with some permanence, it is sometimes referred to as a political...

    Chanakya's Artha Sutras

    Translated by U Mahesh Prabhu Kautilya, also known as Chanakaya and Vishnugupta, is probably the oldest known authority on economics. Arthashastra, the oldest surviving treatise on polity, strategy and statesmanship, has...

    Lakshmi: Vedic science of Wealth   

    July 13,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    This is an exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Wealth is defined in modern English as “an abundance of valuable possessions or money” or “a plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing.” Father of Capitalism –...

    Moles and Mentors: Utility of the saffron-clad in Vedic India 

    July 07,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Column by U Mahesh Prabhu The Arthashastra was written by a person often clad in a saffron robe – Chanakya. He didn’t take a direct role in administration and appointed people to get the things done. It is likely that he was the first...

    Chanakya & Six Principles of Vedic Management 

    July 01,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    A great many books have been written about Chanakya, known also as Kautilya, Vishnu Gupta and Vishnu Sharma. Having lived over 2,500 years ago his legend continues to fascinate numerous readers even to this day. Perhaps unfortunately, he’s best...

    Vedic approach to stress and crisis management

    June 27,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    The following column by U Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld. The mind is an important element in any situation. Its functioning has consequences; beneficial or otherwise. According to various Vedic scriptures, it has been...

    Modern vis-à-vis Vedic approach to Management

    June 15,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was published by BW Businessworld magazine Fredrick Winslow Taylor (1856-1925) and Henri Fayol (1841-1925) are two personalities who’ve shaped management as a subject taught in most business schools –...

    Why India was a global economic power

    May 19,2016 / Uncategorized Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following column by U Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld.  In ancient Indian, Vedic philosophies and scriptures  provided valuable knowledge for the betterment of the human race. Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation are just three...

    Succeeding in a Receding Economy

    October 28,2015 / Articles Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    If you are concerned about the adverse effects of recession then the following parable is just for you: Long time ago in Middle-east a traveller met a curious looking fellow. “Who are you? Where are you headed?” he asked. “I am Cholera. I am...

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