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Throwback Thursday: Daniel Friedland at CC2017

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Daniel Friedland, MD is the founder & CEO of SuperSmartHealth and was named “Healthcare Champion of the Year” by the San Diego Business Journal.

His purpose? To help business and healthcare organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment. But how he realized his purpose provides the backdrop to his story for participants at the 2017 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Watch Dr. Friedland’s full keynote and see how the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness Based Framework for Conscious Leadership found his purpose through an epiphany that can be applied by all of us. If Daniel’s message resonates with you, then consider joining us for the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference (April 30 – May 2) where you’ll find even more inspiration toward successfully pursuing your own purpose in both your business and life.


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Portland Chapter: Elevate Business 2018 Conference

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The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, Conscious Capitalism’s Portland chapter is bringing together leaders from businesses currently operating with a higher purpose and a conscious approach to leading people, creating powerful cultures, meeting customer needs, and working with stakeholders.

Elevate Business 2018 (February 21 in Portland, Oregon) is a conference you don’t want to miss! We will be featuring Dr. Raj Sisodia, one of the founders of the global Conscious Capitalism movement, and co-author of numerous books, including Conscious CapitalismFirms of Endearment, and Everybody Matters. Raj is the author of the original research that shows that businesses that operate with the four tenets of Conscious Capitalism actually outperform the companies in the S&P 500; both in the short term, and in the long term by a staggering 14-to-1 ratio.

Click to register. Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan 31st. Save $200!

Joining Raj will be some of the Pacific Northwests most notable Conscious Capitalists, including Portland business leader David Howitt, who is the founder and CEO of The Meriwether Group, a private equity, business accelerator, and advisory firm committed to changing how human values are expressed in business. David and his wife created and built Oregon Chai, a beloved NW brand.

Check out the full Elevate Business 2018 conference speaker line-up and register today for this unique opportunity to learn from and with fellow Conscious Capitalists from across the Pacific Northwest.


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CC2018 Keynote: Poo-Pourri’s Suzy Batiz

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You might already know Poo-Pourri from one of their viral videos.  But what you might not know is the inspiring story of how the company’s founder turned a $25,000 startup into a global, multi-million dollar brand and household name using unconventional marketing acumen and creativity along with mindful and earth conscious business practices. For the first few decades of her life, Poo-Pourri founder and CEO, Suzy Batiz, ignored her instincts and played by the “rules.” But after a second bankruptcy, she threw the rule book out for good and founded a new company in a way that was, well, radical.

She built Poo-Pourri into a $300 million business using what she calls the Radical Resonance System™, a body wisdom method that combines somatic training, quantum physics and interpersonal evolutionary processes. The company is a top place to work, play and profit for dozens of employees she lovingly calls her “poo crew.”

Check out the below video to hear what Suzy has to say about how her experiences can help you grow your own conscious business…and then make sure to register today (so you don’t miss out on the Early Bird discount!) for the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference (April 30 – May 2) where you’ll join Suzy along with the largest gathering of Conscious Capitalists in one setting yet!


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Member Profile: Jump Associates

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Transforming the world with lessons from “IBM-ville” to India

 

Conversations with Dev Patnaik bounce from philosophy to politics to theories of leadership. He’s a father of two, an adviser to the Fortune 500, an author, a professor at Stanford University and the chief executive officer of Jump Associates. Jump is an innovation consultancy, although Patnaik shies away from the label.

“To this day I won’t say I’m a consultant,” he says. “What I am is a teacher.” And teach he does—no talk with Dev (pronounced “Dave”) is complete without a few lessons learned. But this businessman has taken Conscious Capitalism to heart. He unites his lessons with a singular purpose:  He helps people discover their own greatness.

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Throwback Thursday: David Rendall at CC2017

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An inherent benefit of being a Conscious Capitalist is that it’s more fun than being an unconscious capitalist. And at our annual conferences, we are mindful to ensure participants experience significant amounts of fun!

One of the favorite speakers from last year’s Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference, was David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness. Check out David’s full session and see why peer authors like Daniel Pink (Drive and A Whole New Mind) say things like:

“Dave Rendall has a radical prescription for chronic dissatisfaction:  Stop working on your weaknesses and start amplifying them instead. The Freak Factor flips the cult of self-improvement on its head with stories of real people who have soared to succeed by embracing their uniqueness.”

Oh…and be prepared to laugh your butt off!


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Contribute to “Elevations”

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Want to write for Conscious Capitalism’s “Elevations” blog? We’d love to share your musings on the movement!

Have an interesting idea for conveying the benefits of Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership or Conscious Culture (i.e. infographic, slide presentation or video)? Our community would love to know about it!

Check out our Conscious Contributions opportunities and become a thought leader within the Conscious Capitalism community:


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“Conscious Capitalism” the Book Turns 5!

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It’s been five years since John Mackey and Raj Sisodia co-authored Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. And what a five years it’s been! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the love and support from ALL of our brothers and sisters in the larger conscious business sandbox. In particular, Conscious Company Media, who was so kind to help us spread the good word about this momentous occasion by publishing an overview of how far we’ve come together and where we’re heading. Check out the progress made by the Conscious Capitalism community so far…and then join the movement!  A world in which business can elevate humanity is indeed within our reach.


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Milestone Celebration: Our 40th Chapter!

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Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Achieves New Milestone:
More than 40 Chapters in 14 Countries

Social movement to elevate humanity through business celebrates significant growth on 5th anniversary of book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

 

A clear sign that more and more business leaders around the world are committed to pursuing purposes beyond just profit, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. begins 2018 with more than 40 chapters dedicated to elevating humanity through business. Recently activated chapters in the United States (like the great folks in Atlanta pictured below), Colombia, Denmark and South Africa now advocate for Conscious Capitalism in 14 countries on six continents.

This significant milestone comes as the organization and supporters of its namesake movement celebrate the 5th anniversary of Harvard Business Review’s publishing Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (first edition, January 15, 2013). Co-authored by Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, and F.W. Olin distinguished professor of Global Business at Babson College, Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism ignited a global movement that is fundamentally changing the way business is both practiced and perceived. A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, more than 145,000 copies of Conscious Capitalism have been sold to date. Conscious Capitalism, along with its principles, have garnered favorable reviews from notable business celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and legendary Harvard Business School management professor Bill George.

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Throwback Thursday: “Dr. Love” Paul Zak at CC2017

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Work sucks! Or the more professional way we learned in economics class to say it: Labor provides disutility. So goes the traditional rationale for why we have to pay people to work. But ask someone who is passionate about what they do for a living, and they’ll tell you quite a different story. For them, work is fulfilling; it’s actually an environment where they flourish and thrive.

So, how do we close this gap and get more people to love what they do? That’s the big question neuroeconomist Paul Zak has built his own satisfying career around. Affectionately known as “Dr. Love,” Paul was among the first to identify the hormone oxytocin’s role in enabling trust in human social bonding. His book Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies, explores how building trust within the workplace can help people experience a more caring environment, find more joy in their work, and lead to better business results.

With the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference only a few months away, let’s take a look back at Paul’s intriguing keynote from last year’s event. You can watch his full session below. Remember, the Early Bird rate ends January 31…don’t miss out saving $200 off your registration!


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CC2018 Keynote: Student Maid CEO, Kristen Hadeed

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Kristen Hadeed really screwed up. When three quarters of her staff quit on the same day, the founder and CEO of Student Maid didn’t give up. Instead she chose to listen, learn and change.

Student Maid became a company known not for failure, but for a culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment, and as a result, a great success too.

Kristen has put all the difficult lessons she learned into a new book, Permission to Screw Up. Her hope is that it will inspire others with the knowledge that mistakes can, and should, be made on the road to success.

She will join a growing list of inspiring keynote speakers lined up for the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference (April 30 to May 2). Watch Kristen’s TEDx talk on how listening to your inner child can take you places beyond your wildest dreams…and then don’t miss out on early bird pricing by registering for CC2018 before January 31.