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Vedic Management Center (VMC) was founded in 2016 by U. Mahesh Prabhu and David Frawley. The organization offers practical and balanced solutions for complex situations in the areas of Leadership, Management, Politics, Finance, Investing, Economics, and Diplomacy. VMC is a self-funded, non-religious, non-partisan organization that aims to bring ethical, innovative, profitable, and sustainable practices to its clients, students, and mentees.

Mahesh Prabhu

Founder, Chair & Professor

David Frawley

Founder, Professor & Chief Mentor


Karma in Economics
In Vedic (or ancient) India, kings and their counsellors were first taught Artha Sutras, which, in very...
From Entitlement to Empathy: The Journey Towards Wisdom
Important Highlights: In today’s fast-paced world, success is often measured in material wealth,...
The Art of Contentment
Do you ever find yourself chasing after material possessions or relying on debts to fulfill your desires?...
ArthaSutra's Two Talisman for Financial & Economic Sustainability
Article Highlights: The ancient text ArthaSutra offers timeless advice for managing finances in today’s...
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The Vedic Perspective on Criticism
Criticism is never easy to take, and most people tend to react negatively towards it. However, as an...
The God Dilemma: Understanding the Paradoxes of Faith and Reason through Vedic Wisdom
The concept of God has been debated and discussed for centuries, with different beliefs leading to divisions,...
From Zero to Infinity: The Role of Vedic Knowledge in the Digital Age
The concept of age-old Vedic knowledge may seem far removed from the digital and planetary age, but could...
Krishna: A Pioneer in Kootayuddha & Kootaneeti
According to Vyasa, in his Mahabharata, Krishna was a Yogeshwar – The grandmaster of Yoga. But Krishna’s...
Hitashatru: That Mortal Enemy We mistake for a Dear Friend
Jealousy of people is among the many things that come along with success and wealth. And it is by far...

Books & Publications


The Vedic Art of Strategic Living

In a world of constant change and uncertainty, leaders need to be equipped with effective tools and strategies to navigate challenges and achieve sustainable success. Kootaneeti, the Vedic Art of Strategic Living, provides just that. This nearly lost Vedic art and science has been used for centuries to build sagely empires and create social well-being, prosperity, and lasting peace. The book, written by seasoned consultant U. Mahesh Prabhu and internationally renowned Acharya of Vedic knowledge Dr David Frawley, presents the ancient secrets of Kootaneeti in a subtle and simple way with practical insights, stories, and parables. Reading this book will not only educate and entertain you, but it will also enlighten you, providing you with the tools to become a better leader and live a more strategic life.


Understanding the Colossal Genius

Kautilya, one of the most brilliant minds in human history, was a sage who reinterpreted two Vedic texts, Arthashastra and Artha Sutras, and created a seminal work that has withstood the test of time. His Arthashastra offers invaluable insights into governance, management, and polity, which are still applicable today. However, despite the numerous translations available, much of the knowledge and wisdom remains unappreciated and underutilized. This book provides an opportunity to rediscover and utilize Kautilya’s wisdom, which can be applied to contemporary leadership, politics, and diplomacy, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to build a better future for themselves and others. Don’t miss out on this chance to gain insight into Kautilya’s teachings and benefit from them!


The Essentials of Vedic Wisdom for Blissful Living

Third Anniversary Edition

If you’re looking for a way to find inner peace, balance, and fulfillment, then “Essentials of Vedic Wisdom for Blissful Living (Third Anniversary Edition)” by U. Mahesh Prabhu is a must-read. With its clear and accessible writing style, this book is perfect for both newcomers to the Vedic tradition and those seeking to deepen their understanding of these ancient teachings. The author’s extensive research and practical guidance provide a comprehensive overview of the key concepts of the Vedas and demonstrate how these teachings can be applied to everyday life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the wisdom of the Vedic rishis and achieve a more harmonious and blissful life.


Rishi Tales 1

21 Ancient Vedic Sanskrit Tales Translated & Retold with Illustration by U. Mahesh Prabhu

In “Rishis Tales: Volume 1,” U. Mahesh Prabhu presents 21 ancient Sanskrit tales that embody the essence of Vedic wisdom and provide insight into the rich cultural heritage of ancient India. These tales were used in conjunction with mantras to aid in the retention of knowledge and promote enlightenment. The book serves as an invitation to the reader to explore the timeless wisdom of the Vedic tradition, offering inspiration and guidance for a more fulfilling life. The author’s careful selection and translation of tales make this book an essential read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the Vedic tradition.


Rishi Tales 2

21 Ancient Vedic Sanskrit Tales Translated & Retold with Illustration by U. Mahesh Prabhu

“Rishi Tales 2” by Mahesh Prabhu is a collection of ancient Vedic tales that presents the essence of these stories in their pure form, focusing on their deeper meaning and significance. The author has carefully reworked these tales into a concise and evocative form, drawing from various traditional sources within Vedic Sanskrit literature. These stories feature famous sages, kings, and peoples from ancient India, bringing to life figures such as King Bhartrihari and the Vedantic sage Ashtavakra. By presenting these tales in a modern and accessible format, the author hopes to inspire a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of India and the timeless wisdom contained within the Vedas.


Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage

Vishnu Sharma's Panchatantra Retold

In “Panchatantra: The Greatest Collection of Stories for Wisdom and Morality,” author U. Mahesh Prabhu presents a translation of the original Sanskrit stories and maxims of the Panchatantra. The book provides timeless wisdom and moral guidance that has been preserved for over 3,000 years. Prabhu has carefully translated the Neetis, or maxims, that have been missed in many retellings of these stories, ensuring that the essence of the Panchatantra is not lost. The book offers both entertainment and thought-provoking insights, encouraging deep contemplation and self-reflection. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to learn from the rich cultural heritage of ancient India.


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The Fundamentals of Kootaneeti: The Vedic Art of Strategic Living 

by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Dr David Frawley | Pages 320 | Format: Hardbound & eBook | Price $29 INR 500 | 

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