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Value & Valuation Are Not The Same

When a startup “raises money” it is not “profit,” but a certain debt which is to be repaid through “Value Creation.” The intent of “valuation,” which a “possibility of value creation” based on assumptions, presumptions and projection, is to attract more debt through inventing a notion of “credibility.” True credibility can be achieved only through delivering on promises, i.e. through profitability. The problem with startups today is that they have become some sort of a quasi Ponzi schemes – raising money from one investor to repay another. 90% of startups that raised millions 10 years ago are yet to post profits, worse have already withered even before weathering the storm.

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Listen. Observe. Think. Act.

Never stop Listening, Observing & Thinking. Everything you want to know about people is revealed by their tone, words, & behavior. If you are losing in life - it is most certainly because are either failing to LISTEN, OBSERVE and/or THINK. Therefore you are only reacting to the situations thereby worsening it instead of proactively resolving it. U. Mahesh Prabhu explains...

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Listen. Observe. Think. Act.

Never stop Listening, Observing & Thinking. Everything you want to know about people is revealed by their tone, words, & behavior. If you are losing in life - it is most certainly because are either failing to LISTEN, OBSERVE and/or THINK. Therefore you are only reacting to the situations thereby worsening it instead of proactively resolving it. U. Mahesh Prabhu explains...

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The Chess

The Lost Wisdom from a Vedic Game of Chaduranga

Chaturanga, the predecessor of the modern game of Chess, was a game designed to explain the dynamics of Karma or actions. Each move was sure to have consequences. No moves went without certain consequences. You also must bear the consequences. Worse, those consequences are irreversible, and there was no time for regrets or remorse. If you had to prevail, you must move on. It was a game where emotions played havoc, where absolute objectivity was a necessity, never a "choice."

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The Vedic Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

A great many academicians recently have been busy frantically predicting the possible chaos owing to rise in Artificial Intelligence. They claim that countless people will lose their jobs in the next couple of years which they fear will also lead to rise in poverty rates. But is that a sensible assessment? U MAHESH PRABHU explains..

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The Vedic Approach to Management for Sustainable Leadership
The Vedic Approach to Management for Sustainable Leadership

Management is crucial – not just for individuals in leadership positions, but for anyone with responsibilities. Managing is about utilizing limited available resources to create value, generate wealth and achieve viable prosperity. While there is no shortage of appealing and entertaining definitions on the subject matter; the knowledge and approach to achieve these objectives are limited.

The oldest works on management and leadership – Arthashastra and Artha Sutras – were written by the Vedic Rishis (sages) over thousands of years. These Rishis even offered Pro Bono services to the Kings; as their Rajaguru (Royal Mentors). Some of these Rajaguru even helped to build some of the most powerful and prosperous empires of their times. Their teachings on management, leadership, and wealth creation are not driven by ephemeral processes; but by helping individuals to achieve and retain a calm mind to identify challenges, create credible strategies to achieve daunting objectives. 

In this book U. Mahesh Prabhu, a seasoned international media, management, and political consultant, presents as to how by knowing, understanding, and realizing, these timeless yet time-tested Vedic teachings modern individuals and leaders can achieve greater clarity, create fine opportunities, even amid great uncertainties, and attain sustainable prosperity.

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Understanding the Colossal Genius

Around two thousand years ago there was a person of great intellect, influence, and motivation. We don’t know much about his personal life, although there are many extraordinary legends about him. He was neither a warrior nor a ruler, nor a priest. He was a wise sage – a rishi – who rewrote two Vedic treatises, namely: Arthashastra and Artha Sutras. His name was Kautilya (a.k.a. Chanakya, Vishnu Gupta and Vishnu Sharma). Kautilya’s Arthashastra contains many vital principles of management, governance, and polity that can be used with high efficacy to the present day. They can provide keys to solving a great many problems threatening our new high–tech world order by nurturing responsible and effective leadership. Although there are several translations of Kautilya’s Arthashastra, most of its in-depth knowledge and wisdom is neither properly understood nor utilized for various reasons. Also, much of its secrets remain hidden. Presenting his time-tested knowledge and wisdom with incisive insight into contemporary leadership, politics, and diplomacy is this book.

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Listen. Observe. Think. Act.

All living creatures are driven by desires. To attain their object of desire one often must work with other beings who, in turn, are driven by their own desires. And because desires are often complex objectives stemming from the minds that are often unsteady, disturbed, and, therefore, fearful – conflict of desires is most commonly occurring situations. Every kind of conflicts in this world – armed as well as unarmed – are principally the conflicts of desires. Understand a person’s desire and you may as well know the person. Know the person and you may have him or her as

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Chaturanga: The Lost Wisdom from a Lasting Game of Chess

Chaturanga or Chaduranga is the predecessor of Chess. As played on an 8X8 unchecked board, Chaturanga was also called Ashtapada. It is, probably, the first strategy board game ever invented. Although we cannot be sure if the rules of the Chess and Chaturnaga are the same, what we can be sure, thanks to albeit limited historical records, is that the look of the game has barely changed. There were, and are, thirty-two pieces on board divided equally between two parties: playing from two ends of the board. Each side has one Raja or King, one Mantri or Minister, two Rathas

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Tantra, Mantra, Rajaneeti & Kootaneeti: The Unmistakable Connection

Mantra and Tantra were regarded by Kautilya as two crucial elements in the art and science of Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti. Without a plan and a strategy to execute it Shakti (read Power) is of no use. In Arthashastra, he declares “Power by itself is useless” and that “Person who seeks power without sound Mantra (objective) and Tantra (strategy) is verily consumed by it.”

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Vedic Knowledge & Artificial Intelligence

Vedic Knowledge & Artificial Intelligence

For many people reading this article, the very title would appear to be either “confusing” or simply a matter of “travesty.” After all, “What age old Vedic knowledge has to offer in this digital and planetary age?” However, if you are willing to hear me out, without being outright judgmental, you may find a great many fascinating aspects that not just lead to the very existence of digital technologies but could even help them transform beyond anyone’s expectations. The word “Digital” comes from the root word “Digit”. It is above all a combination of Zeros and Ones. In case you

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Education
Learn about our continuing and online course connecting Vedic knowledge with contemporary situations including mind, body, management, leadership, politics and diplomacy.
Publications
We've published over 6 books in hardbound, paperback and eBook format. Audio formats of our books are underway already along with graphic novels and comics.
The Kautilya Project
A unique Vedic Management Centre Initiative specially devised to rekindle the lost art and science of Vedic leadership for management, politics, and diplomacy.
Counseling
A transformative counseling model built on time-tested knowledge & wisdom by U. Mahesh Prabhu to assist leaders to attain a balanced state of mind even under significant stress

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The Tale of Two Sanskrit
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Sanskrit is the language of the Vedic texts; the ancient and timeless works on knowledge and wisdom. Even though written millennia ago these Vedic texts continue to benefit humanity to this day.

Zero, a Vedic invention, is the foundation of modern digital technology. Ayurveda pioneered surgery as a scientific discipline. Yoga practiced by millions of people around the world has its origins in these Vedic knowledge traditions. The most ancient texts on leadership, management, politics, and diplomacy was written in the same language and transmitted over generations.

Today there exist handful of people who can even claim to understand and translate this language. As a result some even have gone as far as to suggest that it is a “dead language.” But is Sanskrit dead?

Over the past few years a lot of offline and online courses have begun to pop up claiming to teach “spoken Sanskrit.” Interestingly, neither the teachers nor the students of these “Sanskrit courses” seem to have the ability to read or decipher the Sanskrit texts. Interpretation and translations by a great many acclaimed academicians have not gone beyond presenting some chauvinistic, or naively “mystical” interpretations and conclusions. Why is it so?

Most translators of Vedic texts follow a book called Panini’s Ashtadhyayi which was written around the same time when last Vedic text – Kautilya’s Arthashastra – was being written. Given this: is it logical to use Panini’s Sanskrit to translate timeless Vedic texts?

What kind of mistakes, misinterpretations, misuse, and abuse have this folly caused? What have we missed? Have we been misled? These are the unasked, yet crucial question which U. Mahesh Prabhu will try and answer in this upcoming Vedic Webinar entitled “The Tale of Two Sanskrit.” This two-hour session will start with 1-hour lecture followed by a long and detailed interactive Q&A session open for all audiences. 

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