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Conscious Capitalism Audiobook

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

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Publisher's Summary

In this New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can - and do - work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

Conscious Capitalism helps us better understand how companies such as Southwest Airlines, Costco, UPS, Panera, Patagonia, Google, The Container Store, and many others, use four specific tenets - higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management - to build strong businesses, advance capitalism toward its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.

©2013 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. Recorded by arrangement with Harvard Business Review Press. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

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    Konstantin Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-23-14
    Konstantin Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amongst top leadership and management books!"
    If you could sum up Conscious Capitalism in three words, what would they be?

    Great conceptual approach to balanced management.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although my initial motivation to listen to this book was to learn more about Whole Foods and about John Mackey from investment standpoint in the company's stock, this book could be closely compared to "Good to Great", in fact John Mackey references it at some point, particularly the time aspect and how long it takes to build a conscious company. Similar to many other books including "Good to Great", it is hard to ignore the fact that the theories presented are not bulletproof and still subject to many other economic, regulatory and industry headwinds, the book, nevertheless portrays a very well structured approach to balanced management. Although based on Whole Foods example, it doesn't overly fixate on Whole Foods rather uses Whole Foods as an example to support the conceptual theories that should be considered as a part of balanced management approach by leaders in general. The book addresses important key elements of culture, employee relations, transparency, strategic initiatives and more. Certainly one of the best Leadership and Management books I've come across as well as an easy read.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elias Papadopoulos Boston, Ma 12-23-14
    Elias Papadopoulos Boston, Ma 12-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Reaches the core of how a business should be run."
    Would you listen to Conscious Capitalism again? Why?

    The only reason I would hesitate to listen to this again would be the narrator. I just don't like his voice but there's nothing that can be done about that so, yes, I would have to listen to it again as there are so many valuable lessons here. You have to feel what it means to have a conscious business. It can't be faked.


    What other book might you compare Conscious Capitalism to and why?

    Uncontained, Start with Why, Leaders eat last, Delivering Happiness


    Would you be willing to try another one of Grover Gardner’s performances?

    No. I don't like the man's voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the part where they had the flood and how the community reacted.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope everyone runs their business this way in the coming years. I know I will.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MICHAEL WALZ 03-21-16
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    "Interesting"
    Any additional comments?

    The narration felt monotonous and I found myself having a hard time staying focused at times. The story, while centered on Whole Foods, was supportive of the theme. Initially, I was skeptical of the premise, but warmed up as I listened and found that there were a number of core principles that are very much in alignment with my beliefs.

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    Jose Agudelo South America 06-09-16
    Jose Agudelo South America 06-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good and inspiring story mostly about Whole Foods conscious philosophy on doing business in a sustainable and engaging way"

    A very good story
    Compelling, enthusiastic and engaging story about whole foods supermarkets and the way their main beliefs and values developed over time impacting customers, suppliers, communities, competitors, government by leading with exemplary and positive, constructive behaviors
    I recommend this book for people in leadership positions concerned beyond sustainable and responsible business practices

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    Yuva 06-07-16
    Yuva 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Conscious Capitalism Is The Way To Do Business"

    I love this book. Great concept of Conscious Capitalism. I believe it's the way to do business.

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    Brigitte 05-09-16
    Brigitte 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring"

    I found this audio book very inspirational and motivational . I am a conscious entrepreneur in the business of health and finance and this book definitely addressed some key morals and values I plan to never forget . It's nice to know there are other like minded individuals, businesses and corporations out there just like myself.

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    Jason 04-22-16
    Jason 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hippy Textbook"

    This read like a college textbook written by a couple of hippies. The performance was poor and the concept is not that earth shattering...don't waste your time.

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    mbsand 04-22-16
    mbsand 04-22-16
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    "Great way to do business"
    If you could sum up Conscious Capitalism in three words, what would they be?

    Conscious Capitalism is a concept that is about doing business in an ethical and moral way. Every company should be conscious of how they effect the environment around it.


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    Patrick 04-07-16
    Patrick 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting Manifesto on Business Operations"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Conscious Capitalism was a good listen. At times, it felt a bit sanctimonious, but when you put that aside, it is an intriguing manifesto for reorientating business practices and public perception, accordingly.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I felt that Mackey provided useful insights that contribute to sustainably operate your business.

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    Anthony Burbidge Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-07-16
    Anthony Burbidge Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great info - not a fan or the narration"

    I really enjoyed the content but the narration was hard to listen. I'm not sure if it's the speaker's voice or the way it was recorded or both - I tried turning the volume down but then it was hard to hear. when I turned the volume up, it wore on my ears and nerves.

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