Staff

Elevating humanity through business

Dan Dement


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Even before that fateful day on which Dan was elected president of his high school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter, he inherently knew to be true the following line from the Conscious Capitalist credo: “Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived.” As a steadfast champion of every human being’s unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of their own individual Happiness, Dan takes the Credo’s “But we can aspire to even more” challenge to heart. To that end, he seeks to spotlight in the media inspiring stories of heroic leaders elevating humanity through business and fortifying a narrative that Conscious Capitalism can indeed lead to a world in which business is both practiced and perceived as a force for good.

Early in his career, Dan created marketing communications to drive growth for computer education publisher Osborne/McGraw-Hill and developed public relations programs to launch technology start-ups acquired by IBM and E*Trade. Following a year-and- a-half sabbatical to expand cultural and business knowledge in Asia, Europe and Latin America, he headed public relations at two of the largest private sector higher education institutions in North America, overseeing key programs including a high-profile partnership with the United States Olympic Committee. Prior to joining Conscious Capitalism, Dan ran a strategic communications consultancy, developing programs for clients in mobile communications, the Internet of Things (IOT) and the State of California. He earned an MBA in Marketing from Argosy University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dan is a Northern California native and, along with his wife and two kids, thoroughly enjoys many of the outdoor recreational activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights for which the region is known. He is an avid baseball fan, playing in adult leagues, coaching his son’s Little League teams, attending as many major and minor league games as possible, and can often be found sporting multiple team logos at the same time.

Email: dan dot dement at conscoiuscapitalism dot org

Alexander McCobin


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Alexander is CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.,  dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. Capitalism is fundamentally a human endeavor, it is the way for human beings to ethically engage with and help one another. This underlying insight of Conscious Capitalism differentiates it from so many other approaches to business and economics and is needed now more than ever.

Alexander holds a BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a MA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA in philosophy from Georgetown University.

In his youth, Alexander’s entrepreneurial drive led him to start and run several businesses, both for profit and nonprofit. During college, though, he didn’t see business as a way to change the world, he thought the way to do that was through academia. So he began a PhD program in Philosophy at Georgetown University. As he began to work on a dissertation regarding corporate moral responsibility, he attended the first Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in 2013, where he was inspired by business leaders dedicated to changing the world. Within a year, he left Georgetown without the PhD and dedicated himself to running one of the businesses he had started during undergrad. Before he joined CCI’s staff, he turned that organization into a multimillion dollar operation.

In his spare time, Alexander likes to read, hike, run, dive, kayak, and cook. He feels most at home when he’s in the Pennsylvania mountains and the California coast.

His favorite joke: A chemist, a physicist, and an economist are shipwrecked on a desert island with one can of beans and no can opener. Sitting around, trying to figure out what to do with their predicament, they each propose a solution. The chemist says, “If we rub salt water on the lid, it will erode the edges and we can open it.” The physicist says, “If we triangulate the sun’s rays, we can heat the can until the lid explodes open.” The economist says, “Let’s assume we have a can opener.”