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Conscious Business

10 Principles for Designing a Mindful and Compassionate Organization

Whitney Hess | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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.

A New Form of Capitalism: Dealing with the Cause Versus the Effect

James Arthur Ray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Arthur Ray

Michael Moore's new movie on capitalism, like all of his movies, is thought provoking to say the least. I like Moore, not because I necessarily agree ...

The Core Problem in Business - It's Not What You Think

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Study after study shows that the core problem in business is not a lack of cognitive intelligence. It's a lack of emotional intelligence.

Conscious Business: Like Water To A Fish ...

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Fear makes us stupid, it makes us un-conscious, it literally sucks the blood from our brains, reverses tens of thousands of years of evolution, and puts us into "fight or flight mode."

How to Create Meaningful Ethical Reform in Business

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

If we wish to create meaningful ethical reform in business, it requires teaching students practical, concrete, psychological tools.

What Does it Mean To Practice Conscious Capitalism?

Brian Whetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

When our conscious self is identified with our spiritual self, both economics and service are about abundance and love. It's what happens as we find our inner conflicts -- and learn to love them.

The Real Roots of the Financial Crisis

Brian Whetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

We've pointed a lot of fingers at a lot of targets, including bankers, regulators, and homeowners. But none of these explanations speak to the deeper roots of the crisis.