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Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such "spiritual" questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

In Conscious Business, you'll join this visionary teacher and founder of Leading Learning Communities to master these skills.

©2002 Fred Kofman (P) Sounds True Distributed by Sounds True

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"Useful tools for the corporate world and for individual growth....His manner is pleasant, acknowledges the individual, never condescends, and offers some genuinely helpful reminders about human nature." (ForeWord Magazine)

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Personal Skills & Business Contribution

Conscious Business is more a series of seminars which are spoken by the author Fred Kaufman in a warm soothing tone. I work in IT for HP as a full time consultant to Cisco Systems. It may simply be the time in my life, or the business environment in which I find myself, but I found Fred's perspective remarkably moving and enlightening. Fred does a excellent job of identifying the personal skills required to work effectly in a business setting and goes on to provide a wealth of suggestions on how to develop those skills. Throughout the book he does a good job of keeping the lines of personal development and business contribution parallel, however, if I were to offer one reservation, I think he could have drove that relationship home more as he concluded the series. This is certainly the best business management book I have encountered, and I have read quite a few lately.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • DAVIS, CA, USA
  • 01-08-03

Highly Recommended

This is the best book I've heard yet from audible.com. Fred Kofman is an entertaining and educational speaker who doesn't seem to be reading. He uses memorable, often funny examples to illustrate his ideas. I have heard or read variations on some of his concepts in other books, but every idea is good and true. Fred Kofman is incredibly smart and also has a lot of common sense and humility.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Ulrich
  • munich, NY, USA
  • 07-31-04

real-life business without the hype!

fred shows how to be succesful in business without "selling out" your values and dignity as a human being. also a "must-read" for fans of integral theory and ken wilber.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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EXCELLENT

It's an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve the way they do business, the way they communicate with each other, the way they handle relationships, and many other aspects of our daily life. It's all practical and you can start using it right away. I really liked it. And I do recommend it to everyone.

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  • Michael
  • MoorabbinAustralia
  • 11-06-04

My favourite Book on Audible

This is the only audible book I really cherish and I have listen to twice, if not more. Fred gives so many examples that just identify perfectly with corporate life = but on the other hand, the narration is almost like a lecture, not a book. You will change the way you work with people after reading this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Gillian
  • NaremburnAustralia
  • 06-30-07

WOW

This is one of the best books I have ever heard or read that deals with developing oneself as a person, and as a leader. It has kicked off a subtle yet profound change in the way I am at work and in all areas of my life. I've felt compelled to recommend it to my staff, my friends, my lover... at the risk of sounding like a total nutter to all concerned!

Fred narates the program and while some reviews mentioned that he was difficult to listen to, I didn't find this at all. I'm now on my second listening, and his melodic tones are as soothing as the concepts are moving...

So if you are umming or ahhing on this download, do it - I haven't regretted a moment of the 15 odd hours I've listened to so far...

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A must read for everyone!

I have read many great books. But there are a few of them that I feel like buying for everyone I know.
This book makes you connect your true self with the so fake business world in a practical yet authentic way.
Highly recommended!!!

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Phenomenal

This not only gave me concrete tools for improving my conscious communication within my corporation, but also addressed deeper issues surrounding integrity and identity.

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Loved the narrator ie author's own voice!!!

Loved the narrator ie author's own voice. You could tell the passion and sincerity. The voice made it fun to listen and easier to completely grasp the concepts. My favorite audiobook so far. I listened to about 20 now.

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Not my style

Narrator wanders and repeats himself frequently. This isn't an audiobook. It is more like the meandering thoughts of the author. I tried, but just can't finish this book.

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  • Marcelle Bousson
  • 11-23-17

Simply amazing

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I really enjoyed this book and I can say that my thoughts patern has definitely changed.

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  • Jo Bande
  • 06-03-17

Enlightening

A must for every honest entrepreneur.

This book gives a enlightening vision on business world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-16

a message of self inquiry and wisdom for business

a really good message about the importance of self investigation to gain both understanding, and accountability, to take into consideration for success in life and business alike.