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Conscious Business

Narrated by: Fred Kofman
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. "Conscious business", explains Fred Kofman, means finding your essential values through your work. A conscious business seeks to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness in all its stakeholders. It produces sustainable, exceptional performance through the solidarity of its community and the dignity of each member.

In this original author adaptation of his book Conscious Business, Fred Kofman presents breakthrough techniques to help you achieve:

  • Unconditional responsibility: how to become the "main character" of your life
  • Unflinching integrity: how to "succeed beyond success"
  • Authentic communication: how to speak your truth, and elicit others' truths
  • Impeccable commitments: how to coordinate actions with accountability
  • Right leadership: how being, rather than doing, is the ultimate source of excellence

"A conscious business fosters personal fulfillment in the individuals, mutual respect in the community, and success in the organization," says Kofman. Conscious Business is the definitive resource for achieving what really matters in the workplace and beyond.

©2006 Fred Kofman

Critic Reviews

"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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AMAZING BOOK BUT THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS

Amazing book with lessons that can be applied to any part of life. Bought this audible so I could listen and speed read through the book but realized that it's only the first 3 chapters of the book. There are 9 chapters in the copy of the book I have.

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great book

even though the title suggests that it is about a business, all the content might be applied to a life and parenting. great book

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One of the best books !

Excellent Book! Love it ! please give yourself a gift and listen to this audiobook.

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Spectacular everything

The speed of the audio its absolutely perfect for my as a non english native person in order to follow the story.

The distinctions and example are magnificient.

I really recommend this audiobook

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Awesome Read - True to the core

Makes so much practical sense and we just do not connect the dots when it can be so easy. I honestly believe it is that learned behavior from our youth, our parents and poor authority examples that gets in the way most of the time.

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Great speaker, valuable content

The author/speaker executes with an interesting, conversational, and almost personal delivery. The content is solid and helped me remember where to keep my focus throughout various interactions and stages of my career. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Joey
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 08-30-16

The Business Philosophy for a Generation

This is the business book I've been looking to find for a long time now. It presents a way to examine our work, life, intentions and emotions that can guide us to running our work in a way that not only can make us great leaders, but can have a lasting impact on the world.

This audiobook is not a copy of the book read out. It's actually a series of audio lectures by the author and is presented in a way that makes it much more effective than most audiobooks. I would recommend everyone who read the book to also accompany it with this audio to really get the full message the author is communicating.

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Should be on every employees read list

Just a great visitation on some basic, but important, interpersonal and business skills. This book has ideas that can easily be implemented in your life/organization and have measurable impact

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Great content, not so good performance

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. Conscious business becomes ever more important these days.

Would you be willing to try another book from Fred Kofman? Why or why not?

No

What three words best describe Fred Kofman’s voice?

authentic with accent

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

The author reads his own book. While this makes it more authentic Fred Kofman is not the best narrator.

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  • jessica
  • Daly City, ca, United States
  • 07-26-13

Some good info, but....

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The reason I'm listening to an audiobook is because I want to maximize my time by doing other tasks, such as cleaning, while listening to the book. If I had time to actually read it, I'd just sit down and read it. But I was so distracted by his thick accent, that it was hard to absorb what he was saying without really stopping to focus on his words, which defeats the purpose of an audiobook. In the future, I recommend they use a different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Fred Kofman’s performances?

No

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  • PoulFlindt
  • 04-23-15

Are you awake?

this book will wake you up. ever had a conflict at work, here is The solution!

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  • Mrs Gill White
  • 11-23-17

Excellent Simple ways to Change

Liked the book alot. think it needs a few hearings to land the ideas. a few more business examples would help

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  • ANGELA NASTARAN
  • 07-19-19

very amazing book

worth every dollar and every minute I spend .I want to congratulate the author and publisher for such a profound book.
one of the best book I read in business ethics and how the personality and inner world of a person as a leader or businessman or even as an employee effects business and all parties involved it was not only useful for business but also for balancing work and life and also personal development.

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  • Beaulah Pragg
  • 08-20-18

Very helpful

This book was clear and useful for the challenges I'm facing at work. It teaches techniques for being in integrity in uncomfortable situations and gave me the tools I needed to move forward.