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Conscious Capitalism

Leading From Within Requires Knowing Who You're Not

Ratanjit S. Sondhe | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ratanjit S. Sondhe

I often say that before you can lead others, you have to be able to lead yourself. To do that, you need to know yourself. We think we are leading ourselves when, in fact, we are not. This mistake occurs because of a fundamental misunderstanding of who we are.

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?

Capitalism With a Conscience

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

There has been a lot of debate about raising the minimum wage lately, but Whole Foods appears to be ahead of the game--and other companies ought to take note.

It's Time to Put Freedom Back Into Free Enterprise

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

The freedom train has left the station, my friends. If you're a business leader, you better track that train down, leap aboard and learn how to conduct the right type of freedom throughout your business ecosystem. If you don't, your company and your career may soon hurtle off the rails.

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.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

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.

Happiness on Hold

Alice Savic | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Alice Savic

I'm on hold right now waiting for a human voice. And that gives me confidence that I will have sufficient time and content to write about this topic: ...

Ethical Capitalism? It's Worth a Try

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Stanley M. Bergman

Ethical Capitalism is not some idealistic dream; it is a powerful engine that drives long-term value creation.

Conscious Capitalism: A Gift From My Mother

Ann Duffy | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Ann Duffy

I sought perspective and my own brand of spirituality. I did not expect to discover a thought-movement that is changing the world. Yet fate would have it that my mother's death and a shamanic journey would lead me to the concept of conscious capitalism and a new horizon in my life.

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

Amanda Gregory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Amanda Gregory

The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.

A New Global Business Consciousness

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Susan Ann Darley

Innovative and thoughtful leaders understand how communication, cooperation, listening and encouraged self-expression results in increased productivity, less mistakes, better teamwork and a positive return on their investment.

Conscious Capitalism and the Privacy Revolution

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

"The bottom line allows you to see where you've been, but not where you're going." - Doug Rauch What has happened to American capitalism? Somewhere ...

Can Yoga Boost A Company's Bottom Line?

The Huffington Post | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

MADISON, Wis. – As a half-dozen women filter into a yoga studio on a recent afternoon, passing glowing candles and Buddhist statuary, they absorb th...

Coopetition to Win

Schuyler Brown | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Schuyler Brown

Pulling free of competition with all its highs and lows, risks and rewards, in favor of the more fluid model of coopetition is like pulling free from gravity. It takes a tremendous force of will.

The Contradictions of Austin

Willow Dea | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Willow Dea

Austin's strange mixture of cultures and ideologies, at what I'll call its early stages, plays out in funny ways.

Magic at the Conscious Capitalism Conference in San Francisco

Schuyler Brown | Posted 06.09.2013 | San Francisco
Schuyler Brown

The recipe for success for any great movement includes solid ideas, clear vision, fearless leadership, and a healthy dose of magic.

Ego Climate: Human Dysfunction Is Holding Up Sustainability

Shayne Hughes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

Five years ago, experts were obsessed with peak oil; now we have more natural gas than we know what to do with. It is clear that we have -- or are on the verge of developing -- all the technology necessary to respond to climate change. And that's where the pessimism kicks in.

Conscious Capitalist Cooking?

Linda Watson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Linda Watson

It's time for the IACP to put down the lamb lollipops and pick up plants to fight obesity, chronic disease, and global warming.

Pride And Greed: For What Purpose?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Brad Reid

Both pride and greed are moral failings to avoid. Individuals, businesses and even nations may be trapped by pride into reckless behaviors and by greed into catastrophic overreaching. The ancient wisdom that calls us to avoid these attitudes is still true.

Whole Foods Didn't Have Much Choice on GMO Labeling

Zester Daily | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

When it comes to eating genetically modified anything, the folks who shop at Whole Foods have made it clear: "They don't want it."

Building a Raw Food Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Turning 40 is a wake up call for many women. We realize that we can no longer eat what our heart desires but instead need to eat for our heart's health and longevity. Susan O'Brien, founder of Hail Merry natural food products found herself on this path in 2005.

Abundance Capitalism

Jim Garrison | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Jim Garrison

The basic problem for someone like Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey is that he has not been conscious enough to actually challenge the basic assumptions of the economic model by which he built his company.

Book Review: Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey's Conscious Capitalism

Christine Bader | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Christine Bader

The over-the-top adulation of the private sector, which pervades Conscious Capitalism, might be tolerated by readers seeking the secrets of Whole Foods' success. But those looking for rigorous analysis and informed inspiration will be disappointed.

How Conscious Capitalism Can Save America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Those who espouse Darwinian capitalism call their approach "Economics 101." Well, having taken plenty of economics courses in my life, I can safely say that the Whole Foods approach not only conforms to the fundamentals of economics but is far superior to what the Darwinians have to offer.