1. Confluence of Vedic Wisdom and Modern Business at Govardhan Eco Village

    On the 10th and 11th January 2015, 130 industrialists and corporate leaders from around the world converged at Govardhan Eco Village to participate in talks and panel discussions that concerned the ‘Confluence of Vedic Wisdom and Modern Business’. The conference was organized by Artha Forum, an online community dedicated to raising awareness amoung professionals and business leaders of the relevance of ancient wisdom and literature in modern business. Radhanath Swami guides the forum’s activities. Compassion was the keynote of most of the proceedings. During the panel discussion entitled ‘Art of...
  2. Speaking With India’s Leading Industrialists

    On December 13th, 2014,  Radhanath Swami spoke at a program for over fifty of India’s leading industrialists on the terrace of the South Mumbai residence of Mr N.D. Desai the chairman of APAR group of industries. The event was attended by chairman of Vedanta Group Mr. Anil Agarwal who, having recently pledged to give away 75% of his wealth in charity, is poised to be corporate India’s biggest donor. Also in attendance were Director of Bain Capital Shri Amit Chandra, who was awarded “Next Gen Leader in Philanthropy Award” by...
  3. Radhanath Swami Addresses the Confederation of Indian Industries

    “One must earn with integrity and spend with compassion”, urged Radhanath Swami to 150 businessmen at an interactive session titled ‘Spirituality: Leadership and Management’ organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), India’s premier business association with a membership of over 100,000 enterprises. The event was held on the morning of December 12th, 2014 at Hotel Trident, Mumbai. Govinda Ethiraj moderated the discussion that included prominent business chiefs of India Mr. Ajay Piramal and Mr. Kishor Biyani who agreed that spiritual principles are universal and can be used as beacons...
  4. Addressing CEO’s and HR heads at the Chief Learning Officers Summit

    “When we do things on a superficial level, disturbances will always affect us. But if we find deep, inner fulfilment, external troubles can’t change us. Only a house built on shifting sand would be affected by storms.”  This was the message Radhanath Swami shared with over hundred CEO’s and HR heads of various companies at the Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) summit at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, on 10th October’ 2014. The summit is India’s premier platform for leaders in corporate learning and leadership development. The two-day event was organized...
  5. Speaking at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters

    On Friday, August 1st Radhanath Swami spoke at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The event was sponsored by the Ford Asian Indian Association and coordinated by Guru Palaniappan, PVT Advisor Ford Auto Alliance Plant in Thailand. Radhanath Swami was cordially welcomed by Ms. Felicia Fields, Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, Mr. John Sakioka Director, Technical and Business Strategy Office, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ms.Shirleen Holland, CAE Manager and Mr. Nand Kochar, Global Safety Systems Chief Engineer. Over 450 people attended at the Ford Product Development Center Showroom and 60...
  6. Speaking on the Culture of Wealth at the Artha Forum

    On On November 23, 2013, the Artha Forum hosted an event entitled “Spirituality and Worldly Success – Shall the Twain Ever Meet?” The event was held at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Amphitheatre in New Jersey. The Artha Forum is an independent not-for-profit initiative dedicated to connecting spirited entrepreneurs, professionals and family offices and bringing to them the relevance of ancient wisdom and literature in contemporary business. Attended by 170 guests, the participants included industry leaders, bankers, hoteliers, health care experts and distinguished professionals from the IT industry. Radhanath Swami was...
  7. Speaking on Sita and Ravana at HSBC Global Headquarters

    On November 11, 2013, HSBC celebrated its third annual Diwali Festival at the Global Headquarters in Canary Wharf, London.  His Holiness Radhanath Swami was requested to deliver the keynote speech. 500 bankers attended the event, and only the limited seating hindered hundreds more employees from also participating. Radhanath Swami spoke about the festival of Diwali in India, how every home puts little lamps in windows and on rooftops during the night. “The spirit of the festival is how light conquers darkness, how love conquers hate, how compassion conquers selfishness, how...
  8. E & Y’s Global Headquarters

    Earlier this week. Radhanath Swami was invited to address a group of over 100 young professionals at E & Y’s Global Headquarters in London. E & Y is the third largest multinational professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012 and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Swami was asked to talk on the topic of ‘intuition’ – the ability to think without thinking; a concept popularized in Malcolm Gladwell’s 2006 international bestseller, Blink. Gladwell notes in his book that intuition is a natural phenomenon that can be difficult explain, but possible to train to be more effective....
  9. Addressing Senior Bankers in Kolkata

    On July 16th, Radhanath Swami addressed 25 senior managers and bankers of the State Bank of India (SBI), in Kolkata (Calcutta). SBI is the largest banking and financial services company in India. Ranked amongst the top 30 reputed companies in the world by Forbes 2009 rankings, and the only bank featured in the “top 10 brands of India,” SBI has a mammoth 20% market share in deposits and loans among Indian commercial banks. Radhanath Swami spoke on “Balancing the Balance Sheet of Life.” He recollected a similar program he attended...
  10. Address to Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

    “In a cultured society, people love people and use things. But unfortunately, in this world people love things and they use people to get them and keep them.” Radhanath Swami made this poignant remark in his talk entitled, “What to Learn After you Know Everything About Everything,” given to hundreds of prominent entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and business men of Mumbai during the Artha conference. The conference was held in Chowpatty, Mumbai, on the 20th of July, 2013. Amongst the participants were Mr. Sunil Shanghai, Managing Director of HSBC Bank, Mr....
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