Karma Yoga: Application of Gita (2:47) for Superior Business Performance During Industry 4.0

  • Charles Chow
Part of the Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership book series (MACHSTPOLE)


Gita 2:47 is applicable to business. It augments superior performance through individual awareness of a personal calling to be “d”ifferent and also to “a”nticipate demand while the being “r”esourceful and “e”ver-ready through the practice of mindfulness. Via this “dare” framework, individual work becomes worship. At the corporate level, business operations will engage local communities for more diversity and inclusiveness. At the global level, this shloka (verse) will rekindle the harmony between man and nature. Applied to Industry 4.0, Gita 2:47 will encourage extraordinary performance through exponential thinking, although human work will be enhanced by robots and artificial intelligence. More research into this spirituality of work will reinforce the efficacy in superior business performance. Basically, minding a business is a business of the mind.


Action in inaction Inaction in action Work becomes worship Performance with purpose Inner firmness of purpose 

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  • Charles Chow
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  1. 1.East West GroupSingaporeSingapore

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