Sridhar Swami was an acquaintance back in the 70's. I hadn't kept in touch with him, but I heard that he left his body a few days ago in Mayapur. The samadhi rites were given there. There are some pix on the Mayapur website, somewhat morbid, of the somewhat pallid garlanded sri-vigraha.
I remember Sridhar Swami as a jovial and dedicated Vaishnava. I offer my obeisances to him and to all his disciples.
Sridhar gave the following quite polished discourse, applying best business models to Iskcon. Interesting example of "Aropa-siddha" or "sanga-siddha" bhakti.
There is a great deal of merit in this article, as ultimately, he is arguing for the rationalization of devotional service, by applying in true American fashion the capitalist economic model. "If it can't be measured, it ain't bhakti."
The main point is basically that Krishna consciousness should be rewarded with success, and if it is not successful, then we must be doing something wrong. Very pragmatic.
Anyway, it shows how management concerns change your style of thinking. For those who would think less of it, they should remember that a mind that is engaged in following its sva-dharma is sharper than one that is not. A sharp mind can chant the Holy Name with more relish and more focus than one that is not.