Key Links into the Field of Conscious Business

Here are the critical links to writers, thinkers, and organisations in the field of conscious business.

We’ll be adding more over time. Do please add your own and we may well include them.

My own definition of conscious business is a bit different from the majority of definitions in here in these links below. Most of these see “goodness” and “sustainability” and “social responsibility” as inputs to a conscious business model. I see it as a possible output. It is possible for a business to be highly conscious and yet be very cold and calculating in its practices. My own approach to “consciousness” attempts to not be value-laden when considering inputs to the model. I believe that social responsibility is an emergent property of conscious business because conscious businesses operate in environments and communities in which human beings require them to behave responsibly. This then becomes an aspect of consciousness. I don’t think that “conscious business” should become the new label for “green”. That is going to limit it to an agenda. And it is so much more than that.

That said, these links represent the field of  conscious business as it stands today.


Books and Articles

75 Principles of Conscious Leadership: Inspired Skills for 21st Century Business by Michael Schantz (1 Feb 2009)

Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership by Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson

Conscious Business – How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman – (Book) – a very values driven approach (Read chapter 1 here)

Conscious Business – an article in Vision Magazine

Conscious Business – Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan – whole book, unique view

Conscious Business Trends  – for 2014

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Book) by John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia and Foreword by Bill George

Conscious Endeavors: Business, Society and the Journey to Sustainability by Robert M. Abbott (15 Sep 2009)

Debunking the Leadership Myth: The Story of Conscious Leadership by Ryan Caradonna and Jake Caines (12 Apr 2012) (Kindle Edition)

Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation (Book) by Andrew Benett and Ann O’Reilly (13 Oct 2009)

Getting to the Better Future; A Matter of Conscious Choosing: How Business Can Lead the Way to New Possibilities… by John E. Renesch (2001)

How to Give Up Shopping (or at Least Cut Down): The Journey Back to Conscious Spending by Neradine Tisaj (2 Feb 2010)

It’s Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working for Good by Jeff Klein (23 Nov 2012) (Kindle edition)

Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism by Patricia Aburdene (13 Sep 2005)

The Narrative of Conscious Business – an article by Marc Gafni

The New Conscious Manager: Managing, Leading and Teaching to Succeed in the New Business Environment by Jim Wilson (2 Sep 2009)

Passion and Purpose: John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, on the Power of Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey (1 May 2009) (Audiobook)

Three Key Principles For Running A Socially Conscious Business

Zentrepreneurism 3.0: The Inner Game Of Conscious Business by Allan Holender (5 Jan 2012) (Kindle Edition)


Organisations, Resources and Initiatives

Barry Lipscomb’s operating model for conscious business

The Conscious Business Institute is an international organization that supports businesses and leaders in creating more effective, inspiring and sustainable companies.

Conscious Business – Cath Sutherland’s site based around her book about Brand Energy and Conscious Business

Conscious Business – a definition

Conscious Business Blog – focus on ethical capitalism

Conscious Business Case Study

Conscious Business Center – some articles

Conscious Business UK is a fledgling community-run organisation that helps people discover the latest news and practice from the world of Conscious Business, Conscious Capitalism and other related areas. And a lot more!

Conscious Business Now – plenty of resources and ideas

The Conscious Business Wiki

Conscious Capitalism – Fred Kofman’s site, author of one of the seminal books#

Conscious Leadership blog

Conscious Living – an interesting blog covering conscious business and living

The Conscious Manager – useful web site

Waking Up The Workplace – excellent web site with some insightful interviews


Videos and Broadcasts

Alan Cohen – interview by Patryk Wezowski and Kasia Wezowski for the Conscious Business Summit – importance of creating space

The Business of Conscious Capitalism – John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market – good interview

Conscious Business – Part 1 and Part 2 Natalie Zeituny, founder of the Conscious Business Center shares on Comcast TV what is Conscious Business her vision, mission and what is possible for businesses in the 21st century .

Closed-loop business models for the future  – a fascinating view about the supply chain

Conscious Business in Today’s World – Conscious Capitalism – a broader view of consciousnsess in business

Conscious Business: Dr Gianni Zappala

Conscious Business in Action, Tara Sheahan, Founder, Conscious Global Leadership Institute

Conscious Business Institute Founder Peter Matthies on Greg Mantell Show

5 Fundamentals of a Successful Conscious Business

Fred Kofman talks to Authors@Google about Conscious Business

The Future of Conscious Business Part 1 and Part 2 – good, gritty overview for a large business

Integral and Conscious Business – an overview from Integration Training’s Mark Walsh

Interview: Conscious Business and the Hero’s Journey With Brian Johnson

Megatrend 4 – Conscious Business, Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010 gives examples of spiritual practices that can increase business productivity including meditation and forgiveness training.

The Passion of a Conscious Business – a themed video with music

Video from the Conscious Business Center – its definition and overview

What Is Conscious Business? Kimberley Lovell. Share the love?!!! A place of being?


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