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CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM - Dallas Chapter
WHAT WE'RE READING
With our focus this fall on Conscious Capitalism, we’d like to recommend two great books that will change your outlook on business.
Conscious Capitalism by Mackey and Sisodia
This book is written by John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and Raj Sisodia, a professor at Babson College. It structures the concepts of conscious capitalism into four memorable axioms: Higher Purpose, Conscious Leadership, Conscious Culture and Stakeholder Integration. Higher Purpose means that your business has articulated a purpose that is more than just enriching the wallets of shareholders. Conscious Leadership is the idea that leaders must have high self-awareness of both their strengths and foibles; they must be constantly improving their inner capacities in order to lead more effectively. Conscious Culture is a business environment that is built on positive core values and that holds people accountable to them. Lastly, stakeholder integration states that the needs of all your stakeholders – customers, employees, owners, suppliers, the community and the planet – must be balanced in all your decision-making.
Several of our speakers this fall are active in the Conscious Capitalism organization, which has an active Dallas chapter (www.consciouscapitalism.org).
Firms of Endearment by Sisodia, Wolfe and Sheth
This is the precursor book to Conscious Capitalism. Raj Sisodia is again one of the authors, along with Wolfe and Sheth. The name of the book is Firms of endearment: How world-class companies profit from passion and purpose. In this book, the professors draw on their extensive research of companies that have humane business practice. They show that these “endearing” firms capture the hearts of their stakeholders and in doing so, build a long-term competitive advantage. Want to have a more profitable business? Read this book to learn the heart-centered practices that will endear your company and its products or services to employees, customers and owners alike.
- Kristin Robertson, Brio Leadership, YES Board member
"nonPareil Institute: CNN's "Next List" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta"
We were honored to host Dan Selec, founder of Dallas-based nonPareil Institute in April 2013. His speaking engagement happened to coincide with a story CNN was working on about the organization, and YES founder Kelly Kunst was interviewed during the luncheon. The story is amazing, as is the organization as a whole. Be sure to check out Kelly around the 08:28 mark.