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Vedic Management – The Holistic Approach to Managerial Excellence

The new book Vedic Management by Dr S. Kannan presents the theory of Vedic Management on a four dimensional perspective incorporating self management, relationship management, cosmic management and spiritual management. Dr. S. Kannan is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager. Dr S. Kannan holds a Ph.D. in Commerce and another inter-disciplinary Ph.D. (Management and Sanskrit) in the domain of Vedic management. The book is published by Taxmann.

The book has more 1500 references from the Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads in the four Vedas. The book demonstrates and proves conclusively that all the progressive modern management principles, concepts and practices are of Vedic origin. It clearly and succinctly establishes that the Vedas pervade the management domain universally cutting across the contours of cultural dualities, inspiring one to act with excellence, foresight and vision coupled with moral and ethical values. It substantiates that the Vedas impart stainless, priceless and immortal managerial wisdom with practical relevance which would always stand the test of time.

Some excerpts from the book

The Vedas emphasize that one shall clear all debts. They restrain taking debts from one tainted with sins. Thus the Vedas advise the business organizations not to be debt-oriented in their capital structure planning.

The Vedas inspire and enthuse one to maximize wealth and drive away poverty. The Vedas encourage one to increase wealth. Celestials are propitiated for bestowing wealth in a number of Vedic hymns.

A Grhastha represents the middle or senior level manager who actually supervises and manages those reporting to him. He actually performs the managerial jobs based on the organizational requirements and the key result areas assigned to him. His focus is to successfully implement the tasks entrusted to him both efficiently and effectively. He facilitates his subordinates to realize their full potentials. All the other three ˜þramas depend extensively upon the performance of the Grhasthas even in the managerial context. The Grhastha functions within the broad policy framework laid down by the Vanaprastha.