On the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day, 21 June 2018, Hon. Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Vala, launched the book Corporate Yoga: A Primer for Sustainable and Humanistic Leadership in a well-attended event at Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru. Written by Dr. Shiv K. Tripathi, Dean at CMR University (CMRU), and Prof. Wolfgang C. Amann, Academic Programme Director at HEC Paris (Doha), the book emphasizes on how morality and ethics should be developed in day-to-day managerial decision-making and actions in the organizations.
Hon’ble Shri K.C. Ramamurthy, Member of Parliament and Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions, also graced the programme and congratulated the author. Other dignitaries in the programme included Prof. K. Janardhanam from Bangalore Central University and faculty members and staff from CMRU.
In his speech, the Hon’ble Governor highlighted the importance of Yoga in the modern age and said, “Yoga is an essential part of life and it is beyond just a physical activity, which is just a part of wider yoga philosophy.” He also added that the philosophy of Yoga can be instrumental in promoting sustainable and balanced development across the world. While congratulating the authors for this unique work, he emphasized that this book will be a great contribution of knowledge in promoting ethical and value-driven leadership.
In his introduction to the book, Dr. Tripathi said that the book is based on Indian wisdom and stresses on practical ethics and prudence for ethical managerial action and decision-making. He stressed that the ethics and morality are at core of the sustainable enterprise.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. M. S. Shivakumar, Vice Chancellor of CMRU, said that the university is committed for creation and dissemination of high quality knowledge, which will contribute to larger social good. Appreciating the efforts of Dr. Tripathi in writing this book, he mentioned that this book is the start of CMR University’s publishing initiative, which will take full-shape in the near future.
Published by Information Age Publishing, USA,, the book can be purchased at all leading bookstores and e-commerce websites. Prior to joining CMR University, Prof. Tripathi had worked in different roles in India and abroad for more than two decades.
Both authors of the book are globally active scholars who are involved in United Nations- sponsored initiative on PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) as Working Group members. The book aims to transfer insights from Yogic thinking into the corporate world and suggest ways to overcome shortcomings observed in organizations, businesses, and universities.
Apart from the book launch, CMRU also organized a Yoga session in its premises which was attended by the staff members.