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BOLD TV to Broadcast Live from CCAC2018

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A message from Carrie Sheffield about BOLD TV’s live broadcast from the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference. 

We agree with the premise of Conscious Capitalism that making money is essential for the health of a business, but it’s not the only—or even the most important—reason a business exists. Conscious businesses focus on their purpose beyond profit.

At Bold, we strive our hardest as a digital television network to incorporate the principles of Conscious Capitalism in everything we do. We know that a truly altruistic society is one that creates a long-term, sustainable system for maximizing human happiness through voluntary exchange. And we wouldn’t be where we are today without the extraordinary vision, drive and compassion of Al Roker, whose production team at Al Roker Entertainment brought Bold TV to life. A broadcasting pioneer, Al’s career embodies the values of Conscious Capitalism: Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership and Conscious Culture.

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CCAC2018 Keynote: Selim Bassoul

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Selim A. Bassoul, chairman and chief executive officer of The Middleby Corporation, has been called a titan of industry. He is also a conscious capitalist, and one with a global focus. So it is no wonder that besides helping Middleby outperform the S&P 500, he has also earned the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 for his philanthropic contributions.

From battling the dangers of civil war while in high school and overcoming ADHD and dyslexia, Selim has also faced and overcome challenges no ordinary CEO typically does. Perhaps this is why his management style is so different, why he is so keenly aware of the difficulties faced by others, and of the importance of helping others too.

Through the Bassoul Dignity Foundation, Selim helps make it the right of every person on this planet to live with dignity. Through compassion, understanding, and innovation, the foundation aims to lift the spirits of those who need it most and empower their lives. See more on how the Bassoul Dignity Foundation helps the displaced and impoverished live with dignity in this video about its refugee support efforts. Then, join us April 30 – May 2 in Dallas for an inspiring three days of elevating humanity through business at the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference.


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Women Leaders at CCAC2018

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On this International Women’s Day (March 8th) we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. We couldn’t be more proud of the achievements made by the inspiring women who will be speaking at this year’s Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference.

Learn more about these women and their role in advancing the Conscious Capitalism movement in their bios below and then join us for what will be a celebration of not only their accomplishments but also of all people dedicated to elevating humanity through business in Dallas, Texas, April 30 through May 2 for the largest gathering of Conscious Capitalists yet!

Suzy Batiz, Founder and CEO, Poo-Pourri

Carrie Freeman Parsons, Vice Chair, Freeman

Rachel Hurt, Author, Conscious Capitalist

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Founder and Chief Executive, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Kristen Hadeed, Founder, Student Maid

Michelle Kinder, Executive Director, Momentous Institute

 

 


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CCAC2018 Keynote: Carrie Freeman Parsons

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Freeman Co. is the world’s largest brand experience company. This year’s Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference will be the largest gathering of purpose-driven business leaders in the world. So, nobody more appropriate to talk about how to grow engaging experiences with the organizational brand dedicated to elevating humanity through business than the vice chair of Freeman Co., Carrie Freeman Parsons.

It also helps that Carrie is a Conscious Capitalism International board member emeritus, who has tons of insights and lessons learned from managing dramatic growth inside a purpose-driven company to share with the community. Learn more about Carrie and the family business started by her grandfather 90 years ago, and how she’s baked Conscious Capitalism into their culture when they started to transform a $1 billion trade show company into the $3 billion global brand experience firm they are today. Then, make plans to join us in Dallas April 30 through May 2 for the best Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference yet!

 


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The Curious Conscious Capitalist Podcast – Episode 2

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In this episode of Conscious Capitalism Chicago’s podcast, host Tom Yorton talks with Gold Eagle CEO, Marc Blackman, about how to “Lead with Purpose and Be Your Values.”


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Throwback Thursday: Michael C. Bush at CC2017

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We were so honored to have Great Place to Work CEO, Michael C. Bush, joined us at the 2017 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Philadelphia to give us insight into how company’s make the prestigious GPTW list. For 20 years Great Place to Work has published their gold-standard list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. But their latest research shows that what was good enough to be a “great” workplace 10 or 20 years ago is not good enough now. Even at the best workplaces, it was clear that leaders can—and must—do better.

Michael and his team at GPTW found significant gaps between the experiences of executives and those on the front lines. Between full-time and part-time employees. Between men and women. Between whites and people of color. Michael realized: “That’s not good enough. If we’re going to call a company “great,” it’s got to be great for everybody. It’s got to be a Great Place to Work…For All.”  As a result, GPTW re-examined its definition of a Great Workplace and a Best Workplace and decided to raise the bar.

Check out Michael’s full keynote from last year’s conference below. If this is the kind of motivation that inspires you to be a better capitalist, then we hope you’ll join us for this year’s Annual Conference in Dallas!


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Free Excerpt of “Conscious Capitalism Field Guide”

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Five years following the publishing of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, we’re excited to share this special offer in advance of the highly anticipated follow-up practical handbook: Conscious Capitalism Field Guide!

Thanks to our friends at Harvard Business Review Press, we’re excited to offer you a complimentary excerpt from the book, including foreword by Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, John Mackey. Get a jump start on codifying best practices and applying proven tools from this systematic process geared specifically to elevate humanity through business.

If you like what you read–and we’re certain you will!–you can pre-order Conscious Capitalism Field Guide: Tools for Transforming Your Organization in advance of its April 2018 publishing through the Conscious Capitalism Bookstore. Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing discounted bulk quantities for your organization, please email clark.ruper@consciouscapitalism.org.

We hope you enjoy this complimentary excerpt and look forward to sharing more of the books hands-on materials in the months to come!


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CCAC2018 Keynote: Author Michael Gelb

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Michael Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. He is the author of 15 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day.

Michael’s latest book, The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now reminds us of the human element that is central to the practice of Conscious Capitalism–specifically how developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself.

We are thrilled to share that Michael Gelb will be speaking at the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference.  You can see why Michael’s How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci became an influential book among innovative entrepreneurs by watching the below video. And you will learn why his The Art of Connection will help tomorrow’s businesses thrive through building genuine connections with their stakeholders if you join us in Dallas this spring for the largest gathering of Conscious Capitalists yet!


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Throwback Thursday: Alejandro Velez at CC2017

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Though more and more are becoming familiar with Back to the Roots’s mission to Undo Food™ and reconnect kids and families with where it comes from, most don’t know of the story of how the company’s co-founder, Alejandro Velez, overcame adversity most of us could never imagine to find and commit to a purpose that is certainly elevating humanity through business.

Watch Alejandro’s full talk at the 2017 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Philadelphia. And if hearing from inspiring business leaders like Alejandro motivates you to want your business to create even more value for our world, then we hope to see you at the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Dallas later this spring. Together, we can create a world in which business is practiced and perceived as a force for good!


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CCAC2018 Keynote: Momentous Institute’s Michelle Kinder

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Participants attending the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Dallas should prepare to be inspired and moved!  Representing her hometown as one of the event’s riveting keynote speakers will be Momentous Institute’s executive director, Michelle Kinder.

Since 1920, Momentous Institute (formerly Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers) has been powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a service organization of more than 600 business and community leaders committed to transforming kids’ lives. The organization has helped to build and repair social emotional health with children and their families so they can achieve their full potential for nearly a century. Since 1968, Momentous Institute has been the beneficiary of the AT&T Byron Nelson, an annual PGA TOUR golf tournament in North Texas that has raised $155 million.

We could list all the reasons why Michelle was named the 2015 Non-Profit CEO of the Year by CNM Connect and Momentous Institute was named one of the top 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. But we think this video showcasing the wonderful work being done by Michelle and the caring Momentous Institute staff to benefit the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth region will do the job better than we ever could. We are very much looking forward to hearing more about the purposeful drive powering this treasured example of elevating humanity through business. We hope you will join us and be inspired, too!