“With ‘Business-as-usual’ rapidly giving diminishing returns and negative side-effects, this book makes an erudite and insightful call to restore and reward higher Human values and behaviors as a way forward. Kudos to Sharda Nandram and Margot Borden for highlighting a variety of ways to make Capitalism more conscious and fulfill its potential of elevating Humanity as a force for good.” —Nilima Bhat, coauthor Shakti Leadership
“The book is a valuable contribution to the discussion of the role of ethical values in business and management and as such is to be welcomed.”
—John Drew, Scientific and Medical Network Review, Summer, 2010
“Like “time-management,” the notion of “work-life balance” is out-dated. We don’t manage time, we manage energy: and if we think of “work” and “life” as separate then our energy will be out of balance and we won’t have enough time for our priorities. In this important, timely text the editors guide us on an exploration of how spirituality and business may be integrated for the benefit of individuals, corporations and societies. Highly recommended!”
Michael J. Gelb, Author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now.
The effects of globalization influence corporate life and entrepreneurial culture and the implications are felt, directly or indirectly, by every world citizen. This book examines our inevitable relationship with business and the drives behind the way we do business. In a nutshell: ‘me and mine’ or ‘thee and thine’. The former ends up in a cul-de-sac of individual and collective emptiness, alienation and self-destruction. The latter involves a transformation in the way we do business and leads to such benefits as collaboration, mutual enrichment and our livelihood being an integral part of our quest for a meaningful and fulfilling life. Spirituality is presented in this book as a possibility for providing a non-denominational inspiration and framework – both in theory and practice – for bringing about an inner transformation resulting in a new paradigm for business and management.
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