by Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA, The Review
15 November 2010
Three alumni of the former masters program in Professional Writing have recently published books covering the topics of entrepreneurship and children's health, as well as a book of poetry.
Eva Norlyk Smith, who also received a Ph.D. in psychology from Maharshi University of Management (MUM) , published her dissertation on factors such as inner development that contribute to entrepreneurial success.
Titled Elements of Entrepreneurial Success: The Role of Core Competencies, Inner Development, and Spirituality in Entrepreneurship, the book was published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller and is available on Amazon.
Dr. Smith examined whether there are common inner competencies, qualities, or skills that play a role in the business success of entrepreneurs and whether they can they be developed.
She interviewed 21 entrepreneurs who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique and identified several common entrepreneurial competencies that appear to be linked to experiences of inner personal development.
In addition, alumna Linda Egenes coauthored a book on Maharishi Ayurveda( for children. Titled Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda, the book was published by MUM Press.
The book offers a mind-body integrative approach, focusing on prevention. It includes chapters on increasing immunity, eliminating stress with the Transcendental Meditation technique, creating positive behavior, maintaining a balanced diet and healthy eating habits, and following a proper routine including exercise. The book also provides Maharishi Ayurveda recommendations for dealing with common childhood diseases.
And Okachi Kpalukwu, who is from Nigeria, published a book of poetry. Timeless Tidings of Love was published by Strategic Book Group and contains poems on the many facets of love that he wrote during the period 1993-2008.
After graduating from MUM, Dr. Kpalukwu earned a Ph.D. at Howard University, where he currently teaches writing. He has also published a novel titled The Victims of Rivalry, the setting for which is his native village in the Ikwerre tribe of Southern Nigeria.
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