Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors

Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

Author: John Mackey,Rajendra Sisodia

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625271751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today’s organizations are creating value for all stakeholders—including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.


Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa

Author: Kenneth Amaeshi,Adun Okupe,Uwafiokun Idemudia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108597998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Africa is on the rise. Enabled by natural resources, commodity trading and the recent discovery of Africa as the last frontier of capitalism by the global market, African entrepreneurs are now being empowered as economic change agents. How can this new economic elite engage in the sustainable development of the continent? 'Africapitalism', the term coined by Nigerian economist Tony O. Elumelu, describes an economic philosophy embodying the private sector's commitment to the economic transformation of Africa through investments generating economic prosperity and social wealth. The concept has attracted significant attention in both business and policy circles. Promoting a positive change in approach and outlook towards development in Africa, this book consolidates research and insights into the Africapitalism movement, and will appeal to scholars, researchers and graduate students of Africa studies, international business, business and society, corporate social responsibility, strategic management, economic thought, international political economy, leadership and development studies.

Conscious Capitalism

Author: David A. Schwerin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113601442X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Conscious Capitalism shows how the principles of ancient wisdon are directly relevant to modern day business. Drawing on thirty years of financial and executive experience, Schwerin addresses contemporary issues faced regularly by people worldwide. Personal experiences, corporate field trip, and interviews with top executives bring both the anguish and the triumph of our business world to life. Conscious Capitalism's most significant contribution is its practical integration of formerly enshrouded principles with todays's frenetic world of investing and commerce.

The Fictional Republic

Horatio Alger and American Political Discourse

Author: Carol Nackenoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195344844

Category: History

Page: 13

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Investigating the persistence and place of the formulas of Horatio Alger in American politics, The Fictional Republic reassesses the Alger story in its Gilded Age context. Carol Nackenoff argues that Alger was a keen observer of the dislocations and economic pitfalls of the rapidly industrializing nation, and devised a set of symbols that addressed anxieties about power and identity. As classes were increasingly divided by wealth, life chances, residence space, and culture, Alger maintained that Americans could still belong to one estate. The story of the youth who faces threats to his virtue, power, independence, and identity stands as an allegory of the American Republic. Nackenoff examines how the Alger formula continued to shape political discourse in Reagan's America and beyond.

The Revolution of Everyday Life

Author: Raoul Vaneigem,Donald Nicholson-Smith

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604866780

Category: History

Page: 266

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Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society, an impassioned critique of modern capitalism argues that the countervailing impulses that exist within deep alienation present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. Original.

The Division of Labor in Society

Author: Emile Durkheim,W. D. Halls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684836386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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In this momentous challenge to the economic theories of Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim presents a visionary reconception of the social structures for production and allocation that are the cornerstones of capitalism. He asks how individuality can be retained within the capitalist system. He argues that class conflict is not inherent in a capitalistic society as Marx contended, but that the unfettered growth of state power would lead to the extinction of individuality. He suggests that only in a free society that promotes voluntary bonds between its members can individuality prosper.