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IN-Q to Speak and Lead Workshop at 2017 CEO Summit

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No words we could ever write would fully express our excitement that world-renowned poet, INQ, will be joining us at this year’s Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit.

Sure we could tell you about all his accolades: National Poetry Slam Champion; named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 thought leaders; selling out the largest one-man poetry show inLos Angeles history; the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil…

But no such list would match hearing from INQ himself. Watch the video below to see what we mean.

What we can say for sure is that we’re looking forward to IN-Q expanding the imaginations of this year’s CEO Summit participants, breaking down comfort zones, and leading us through his perspective-shifting storytelling workshop!

 


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“Reinventing Organizations” Author Frederic Laloux to Keynote CEO Summit

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One of the unique value propositions of Conscious Capitalism’s annual CEO Summit is the fact that keynote speakers are also engaged participants during this multi-day transformational event.

Each year, we convene an amazing lineup of speakers who join like-minded conscious leaders to dive deeply into the issues that matter most in growing the Conscious Capitalism movement. This year’s list of speakers and participants is one you won’t want to miss.

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next State of Human Consciousness is considered by many to be the most influential business book of this decade. Described as “groundbreaking,” “world-changing,” and “a leap in management thinking” by some of the most respected scholars of management and human development, it has sparked a global movement of organizations adopting radically more powerful and soulful management practices. Continue reading…


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“Built on Purpose” Interview with Alexander McCobin

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Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is proud to have among its Board of Directors, Y Scouts Managing Partner and co-founder, Brian Mohr.  Brian not only brings a valued perspective to the Conscious Capitalism community through his  experience running a business focused on disrupting the talent acquisition space – believing that talent is the ultimate competitive advantage – but he also hosts a fantastic podcast called “Built on Purpose.”

Soon following Alexander’s taking of the reins as sole CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. in July, Brian felt the time was right to introduce him to his audience. In this episode, Alexander shares experiences and stories from his life including: his experience joining the wrestling team in 7th grade, his choice to pursue undergrad and graduate degrees in both economics and philosophy, and how a simple idea led to a global student movement known as Students for Liberty. We also discuss how he met his wife and the now hilarious story of the morning of their wedding day, joining Conscious Capitalism as the Co-CEO (with former Trader Joe’s president, Doug Rauch), the transition to the sole CEO and the elements that make the Conscious Capitalism movement so powerful.

Alexander’s passion for liberty and free enterprise is undeniable. For every business leader out there, get ready to experience the inside story of Alexander McCobin and his vision for Conscious Capitalism’s exciting future.

Listen here to the full “Built on Purpose” interview with Alexander.


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GSD&M Chairman Roy Spence to Keynote 2017 CEO Summit

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Chances are you’ve heard the Lone Star State’s rally cry of “Don’t Mess with Texas!” But did you know that the co-founder and current chairman of the advertising agency which created that iconic slogan is an exemplary practitioner of Conscious Capitalism?

We are very pleased to announce GSD&M’s Roy Spence, as a keynote speaker at Conscious Capitalism’s 11th annual CEO Summit, October 10-12 in Austin, TX.

At GSD&M, Roy pioneered the brand management model, “Purpose Based Branding,” and earned industry accolades such as “Ad Man of the Year” and “Idea Man of the Century,” as well as recently being inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame (see video below). Along with Haley Rushing, he authored the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For. He is also the co-founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute in Austin, where he encourages businesses to adhere to the following: Continue reading…


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Thrive Market co-CEO Gunnar Lovelace to Keynote CEO Summit

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Thrive Market is one of the fastest-growing players in the natural and organic online food delivery space for good reason. Launched in 2014, Thrive Market already serves more than 400,000 members who pay $60 annually to access the online wholesale buying club that offers the best natural and organic products you can buy at any brick and mortar retailer at 25-50% off retail prices.

We are excited to share that Thrive Market co-founder and co-CEO, Gunnar Lovelace, will be a keynote speaker at Conscious Capitalism’s 11th annual CEO SummitOctober 10-12 in Austin, TX.

But it’s not just Thrive Market’s success in the natural and organic online food delivery space that makes Gunnar an exemplary conscious leader. The company played an integral role in lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve a two-year pilot program starting this summer that allows people to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase food online. Thrive did so knowing that its exclusive offering of non-perishable food items would most likey exclude them from participating in the pilot. Below is just one of the many business press articles hailing Thrive Market’s efforts to make a difference in our world.  Continue reading…


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Ultra-endurance Athlete Rich Roll to Keynote CEO Summit

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Conscious business leaders understand that in order to evolve and grow their businesses they need to evolve and grow themselves. As an impressive example of such evolution, we are pleased to announce that bestselling author and world-renown, plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll will keynote at Conscious Capitalism’s 11th annual CEO SummitOctober 10-12 in Austin, TX.

Named one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” by Men’s Fitness, Rich is widely famed for being the first person to complete five ironman-distance triathlons on five Hawaiian Islands in under seven days. In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. He also hosts the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, which persistently sits atop the iTunes top-10 lists. Continue reading…


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REBBL’s Sheryl O’Loughlin to Keynote 2017 CEO Summit

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With multiple conscious entrepreneurial successes under her belt—and overcoming a few hardships which have made her stronger than ever—we are thrilled to announce REBBL CEO, Sheryl O’Loughlin, as a keynote speaker at this year’s Conscious Capitalism CEO SummitOctober 10-12 in Austin, TX.

REBBL is the fast-growing super herb beverage company with a purpose to inspire the love of the Plant Queendom to revitalize ourselves, our communities and our world. Prior to REBBL, Sheryl co-founded and was CEO of Plum, Inc., a healthy organic food company nourishing kids “from the high chair to the lunch box,” which was acquired by Campbell Soup Company in 2013. Before Plum, Sheryl was CEO of Clif Bar,where she led the concept development and introduction of Luna, the first Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, which became a $70M business in three years and, to this day, is a core brand in the Clif Bar and Company portfolio.

Just this past year, Sheryl published her first book, Killing It: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart. Inspired by her time after selling Plum, during which she served as Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Killing It is Sheryl’s open-hearted offering to budding business leaders of her advice for navigating the challenges and emotional tolls of entrepreneurship.  Continue reading…


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SoulPancake’s Shabnam Mogharabi to Keynote CEO Summit

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Our ultimate goal as Conscious Capitalists is to elevate humanity through business. Doing so through the creation of awe-inspiring content to tackle head-on some of life’s biggest questions is a globally admired company whose motto is “We make stuff that matters.”

We are pleased to announce SoulPancake CEO, Shabnam Mogharabi, as a keynote for Conscious Capitalism’s 11th annual CEO Summit, October 10-12 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Austin.

The list of explosively viral videos SoulPancake has created is much too long to include here, but maybe you’ve heard of a few.  “Kid President?” (see his “Pep Talk” below) “Take a Seat, Make a Friend?” “Street Compliments?” And, if you hadn’t heard of any of these before, would the fact that SoulPancake’s efforts to celebrate humanity and champion creativity through compelling content have resulted in a YouTube subscriber base of 2.1 million viewers convince you they just might know a thing or two about telling a good story? Continue reading…


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Author Daniel Pink to Keynote CEO Summit

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Already the best-selling author of top business books including DriveTo Sell is HumanA Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation,Daniel Pink also can claim to have given one of the top 10 most popular TED Talks of all time, “The Puzzle of Motivation” (watch the video below).  His upcoming book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (January 2018) presents the perfect timing for Daniel to keynote at the 11th annual Conscious Capitalism CEO SummitOctober 10-12 in Austin, TX.

In 2015, London-based Thinkers 50 named Daniel Pink, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. He currently serves on the advisory boards of RiseSmart, Betterment Institutional, Heleo and Hubspot.You can learn more about Daniel on his bio page. Continue reading…


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Markel Corporation’s Tom Gayner to Keynote CEO Summit

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Speculated by many to become the next Berkshire Hathaway, Markel Corporation is also an exemplary practitioner of Conscious Capitalism. We are so very proud to announce Markel’s Co-CEO, Tom Gayner, as a keynote speaker at Conscious Capitalism’s 11th annual CEO Summit, October 10-12.

Prior to being promoted to Co-CEO, Tom served as Markel’s Chief Investment Officer, where he managed the company’s equity portfolio to drive a 127% return from 2005 to 2015, handily outperforming the S&P 500’s 81% gain over the same period.

Among its conscious practices, the $9 billion insurance and reinsurance business utilizes its own operational and value investing philosophy, The Markel Style, to maintain its creed of “honesty and fairness in all our dealings.” To give you a taste of what to expect, we’ve included below a link to Tom’s recent Google Talk, “The Evolution of a Value Investor.” Continue reading…