Alternative Development for India and for the Rest of the World
The Center for Ethics of University of Antwerp and the European SPES Institute organized a European SPES workshop at the Antwerp Management School on December 17, 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium. At the workshop Laszlo Zsolnai presented the book Ethical Leadership: Indian and European Spiritual Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016). He argued that alternative development models are needed for India and the rest of the world. India and Europe should embrace their own noble traditions and seek to cross-fertilize one another to foster a state of sustainability, peace and well-being. The key is to overcome the pre-existing dominantly materialistic value orientation of society and the ego-centeredness of individuals and thereby come closer to a state of transcendence and oneness.