The Journey of A Flourishing Life

Wisdom Through the Ages

Common Themes Across All Religions

Flourishing Life Videos

Inspirational Quotes

Akhil Gupta

Founder and Director

Akhil was inspired to conceive of the UEF mission during his two years at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative(ALI) during 2015 and 2016. The University’s rich intellectual resources catalysed seminal insights which spurred him to gather and share wisdom more broadly with a wider audience. Akhil has returned to Harvard’s ALI program as an Impact Leader in Residence. He is accelerating UEF’s global impact and writing a second book focused on human Flourishing. His first publication Bridges across Humanity – Many religions, Same Learnings, is due out this summer. Prior to Harvard until 2015, he served as Chairman of Blackstone India. He joined The Blackstone Group as Senior Managing Director in 2005 and commenced its India operations in 2005.

Knowledge acquired by human beings has been increasing at an exponential rate for over a century. However, we have yet to make commensurate progress in human flourishing. This is because knowledge has been getting increasingly fragmented and sits mostly in silos. The UEF believes that if we can integrate knowledge across the silos of time, civilizations, geographies and academic disciplines.