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Conscious Business

Sewing The Fabric Of New Lives, One Stitch At A Time

To The Market | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
To The Market

ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.

Become a Great Company to Work for!

J V Crum III | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

As an entrepreneur, wouldn't you love to have your employees say "This is the greatest company to work for!"? Imagine what kind of reputation you...

How to Motivate Your Team and Win Raving Customers

J V Crum III | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

This week, we begin a new series featuring another group of businesses who make money by making a positive difference. These businesses are committed to growing their profits by positively impacting their customers and making the world a better place.

New Wealth Mindset for the Conscious Entrepreneur

J V Crum III | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

No longer can we afford the small-minded view of disconnected self-interest. Because we are all in this together, we all win together and we all lose together. A conscious entrepreneur takes a wide view of the stockholders of their business, which includes everyone directly and indirectly affected by corporate decisions and policies.

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.

Souls of Wisdom

Neil Seligman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

It was the end of a fourth day of packed programming at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco where a series of talks, workshops and classes had left me exhausted but deeply inspired by this gathering of conscious business enthusiasts.

The 5 Pearls of Wisdom Not Taught in MBA Programs

Wendy Reese | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I took a "weekend warrior" certification. I liked yoga, but I didn't want to teach it. About the time I did that, we hired a new teacher who was very committed and I never had to teach.

Situationally Adaptive Organizations for 21st Century Transformation and Thriving

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Using a single form of organizational structure for all circumstances is like using a single tool for all situations. When presented with a tomato or a screw, we hit with our hammer. If only we had a knife for the tomato and a screwdriver for the screw, we would be more efficient and effective.

Mindfulness at Work: An Upgrade in Professional Consciousness

Neil Seligman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Imagine for a moment that you were a computer. What sort of error messages would you have seen already today?

10 Principles for Designing a Mindful and Compassionate Organization

Whitney Hess | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Whitney Hess

Organizational culture can and should be designed to avoid tragedy, mitigate risk and effectively serve both customers and employees. Leadership is not a monologue, it's a conversation.

A Modern Day Persephone

Persephone Zill | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Persephone Zill

My parents named me Persephone, a name that has come to bear fruit for me -- but not before I was called Per-sa-PHONE and Per-SIF-any for most of my l...

Companies That Care: How to Turn Customer Service Into a Compelling Competitive Advantage

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Brian Whetten

The true test of customer service is not what happens when things are going well. And it's not about meeting expectations. Those are just the ante to get in the game.

How to Float to the Top

Gopi Kallayil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gopi Kallayil

Yoga to me can be practiced all the time, like meditation. Every single moment of every day, I try to be mindful, whether I am engaging with a janitor, a chef, an engineer, or a marketing colleague. I do set aside time for specific practices, but in truth, every moment of every day is my inner work.

Compassion and Business: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Speaks Up

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

It is one thing to hear the importance of compassion expressed from people like the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders, but it is often seen by business people as a nice extra, and not necessarily core to their lives.

The Life Out Loud: Listen With Your Heart (and Your Ears)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

"Someone told me way back when, 'Show me your friends, and I'll show you your future.' So first, surround yourself with people who are doing what they love, pursuing their passions."

Conscious Business, Crowdfunding and Social Impact Investing

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Through thousands of Intuitive Readings, I have learned that there is a new organizing principle which, when embraced as a core value, ensures richer success in the new capitalism.

Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Interview at Wisdom 2.0

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Soren Gordhamer

You really have to work on a culture like you would work on a relationship. You have to invest time, energy, and resources into it. And that's a hard sell, especially if you're at a fast-paced start up and you're prioritizing different things.

How Would Gandhi Respond?

Claire Amber | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Claire Amber

I've recently started getting into Mahatma Gandhi's work, visiting the history of this peace activist's life.

Business Leadership and Murdoch's Fatal Flaw

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

When we see an executive featured in a corporate scandal, it's usually because they became addicted to success. And sooner or later, this addiction consumed them.

The Death of Dilbert: Why Your Children Will Need to Love Their Jobs

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

While the number of unskilled jobs and professional jobs have both been increasing, even in the face of this recession, the number of skilled, routine jobs -- the bread and butter work of the middle class -- is falling through the floor.

The Gulf Is Us and We Are Done Being Abused

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzanne O'Keeffe

I wept last night for our unconsciousness and our fear. For my inability to stir the hearts of women and men to action, to change, to any effect at al...

Goldman, Wall Street and Financial Terrorism

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

The most disturbing part of the Goldman lawsuit is that it confirms Goldman's reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if it damages their clients and society as a whole.

Can Business Be A Force For Good?

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

We've compartmentalized money and meaning. For-profits are supposed to make money, non-profits are supposed to make a difference. That has left many people feeling successful but unfulfilled.

Returning Home in a New Place

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

For countless hours of innumerable days of many months over nearly ten years I had a sanctuary, a home-away-from home In Los Angeles. It went by the name of Elixir.

Special Event: Green Business Panel at the 8th Annual Conscious Life Expo: "Creating a Thriving Green Economy for Greater LA"

Claire Amber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Claire Amber

The Greater Los Angeles area has much to offer in terms of green businesses, innovative thought and networking events geared towards raising consciousness and promoting sustainability.