John Mackey, co-author, co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and Raj Sisodia, co-author, co-founder and Chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute will present their new book Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
The price to attend is $27.00 plus tax. Admission includes one hardcover copy of the book. The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Whole Foods Market, Country Club Bank, KC Business Magazine, The Roasterie, Boulevard Brewing Company and Indigo Wild.
In Conscious Capitalism, Mackey and Sisodia show how companies are creating a movement that’s transforming business. The authors present the fundamental principles and practices of their bold new vision of conscious capitalism:
- businesses operating from a sense of higher purpose and prospering financially while also generating other critical forms of value emotional, social, intellectual, ecological, financial, and spiritual.
According to the authors, these are businesses built on love and care instead of fear and stress. They cite best case examples as Google, UPS, Southwest Airlines, Herman Miller, Bright Horizons, Patagonia, Panera, Starbucks, REI, Tata and others who are making this vision real.
The book has earned the following praise from these two leading companies:
“Conscious Capitalism is a welcome explication and endorsement of the virtues of free-enterprise capitalism—properly comprehended, there is no more beneficial economic system—and a simultaneously pragmatic and inspirational extolment of higher purpose and humanism in business. I hail and revere the tenets of Conscious Capitalism!”Herb Kelleher, former Chairman & CEO, Southwest Airlines
“I have long believed that companies have a responsibility to balance profitability with a social conscience, yet few leaders have an inherent understanding of just how to do it. In Conscious Capitalism, John Mackey and Raj Sisodia provide a timely, realistic framework so companies can better serve a variety of stakeholders. I highly recommend listening to what they have to say.”
Howard Schultz, Chairman, President, and CEO, Starbucks