Friday Reads: How to design a Sailing Ship for the 21st Century by Kris De Decker

Friday Reads: How to design a Sailing Ship for the 21st Century by Kris De Decker

For today’s Friday Reads, I decided to offer a close read of two significant lines that have been tumbling about in my head this week. One is from David Sloan Wilson and the other is from David Attenborough. I think these may have given me a new and simpler way to explain the benefits of Conscious Capitalism ...
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Friday Reads: Power to the Edge by David S. Alberts & Richard E. Hayes

Friday Reads: Power to the Edge by David S. Alberts & Richard E. Hayes

For today’s Friday Reads, I decided to offer a close read of two significant lines that have been tumbling about in my head this week. One is from David Sloan Wilson and the other is from David Attenborough. I think these may have given me a new and simpler way to explain the benefits of Conscious Capitalism ...
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Conscious Leadership Through the Lens of Two Simple Quotes

Conscious Leadership Through the Lens of Two Simple Quotes

For today’s Friday Reads, I decided to offer a close read of two significant lines that have been tumbling about in my head this week. One is from David Sloan Wilson and the other is from David Attenborough. I think these may have given me a new and simpler way to explain the benefits of Conscious Capitalism ...
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Musings on Conscious Capitalism Strategy

Musings on Conscious Capitalism Strategy

Today I started a 12 month course on becoming certified as a Conscious Capitalism Consultant. As all good first days of a course should be, it provoked some new thinking for me. A question was raised. How do we as consultants expect to transform business into something more Conscious? ...
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Gavin's Friday Reads: Mismatch by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt - Part 2

Gavin’s Friday Reads: Mismatch by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt – Part 2

This is the same book I reviewed last week. Last week’s review was about ancient human societies, and the contrast with our modern work culture. It was about the autonomy and egalitarian systems we crave that will also lead to high performing workplaces ...
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Gavin's Friday Reads: Mismatch by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt - Part 1

Gavin’s Friday Reads: Mismatch by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt – Part 1

Mark van Vugt is an Evolutionary Psychologist. Evolutionary Psychology is the study of our evolution as a species and how that has determined how our brains function and our behavior. Ronald Giphart is a novelist ...
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Gavin's Friday Reads: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

Gavin’s Friday Reads: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

This book has been around for 25 years, challenging the old “carrot and stick” philosophy of how to motivate people. It’s still one of my favorites, and in my opinion deserves a read and a place on every manager’s shelf ...
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Dr Dolittle and Kermit: A Conscious Capitalism Rainbow Connection

Dr Dolittle and Kermit: A Conscious Capitalism Rainbow Connection

One of my favorite song lines is from the original Dr. Dolittle movie. Matthew is singing to young Master Stubbins, and one of the lines goes: “I know that what the Doctor tells me isn’t all together true, but I love every tale he tells me. I don’t know of any better ones, do you?” ...
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Gavin's Friday Reads: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

Gavin’s Friday Reads: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

This was the most shocking thing I read in this book. I had to stop and read it again. Crocodiles swimming north of the arctic circle. The vision of crocodiles comfortably swimming where polar bears still do now was a shock to me ...
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Gavin's Friday Reads: Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis

Gavin’s Friday Reads: Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis

Christakis is a sociologist at Yale and writes about how our genetic coding ensures the ways in which we tend towards social sameness. His argument is that our evolutionary success came about because we were predisposed to express particular qualities and behaviors in groups ...
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