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Moneyshastra with Devdutt Pattanaik: The idea of exchange from the Rig Veda – Chapter 1

This video series speaks of the economic heritage of India, both at a macroeconomic and micro-economic level. It will connect various mythological themes with modern ideas related to financial literacy

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Devdutt Pattanaik

Let's simply decode the first verse of the Rig Veda. Exchange happens between shareholder and the organisation, between employees and the organisation, and between the state and the organisation.

When exchange favours one side over the other, we speak of inefficiency, or exploitation, or the absence of ethics. We want to be seen as 'givers'. But the yagya is as much about 'getting'. Not taking, but getting. So yagya is not quite a contract, which is the cornerstone of modern management.
First Published on Jun 11, 2018 04:15 pm
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