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Raj  Sisodia

Raj Sisodia

Distinguished Professor of Business, Babson College, Best-selling Author of Conscious Capitalism

Biography

Best-selling business author, consultant and global thought leader Raj Sisodia specializes in showing businesses how to create meaningful social impact that drives purpose, profitability and extraordinary performance. A founding member of the Conscious Capitalism Movement, he has written eleven award-winning books on fostering a more humane, caring and enriching way of doing business, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller (with John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Professor Sisodia is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family (named as the Best Leadership and Management book of 2015 by 800-CEO-READ and one of 15 best books of 2015 by Forbes); and Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose is considered a foundational work in explaining the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business. It was named one of the best business books of 2007 by several organizations, including Amazon.com. His most recent book, The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World advocates for the idea that done right, business can alleviate suffering and elevate joy in our lives—while still delivering extraordinary performance. Read More >

An acclaimed business, leadership and marketing thought leader, Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. Previously, he was Trustee Professor of Marketing, the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University. Professor Sisodia has been honored as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, two years in a row. Professor Sisodia has also been elevated to the Thinkers 50 list of business and management thinkers from India. In addition to his best-selling books, he has published over 100 articles in publications such as Harvard Business ReviewJournal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Management and California Management Review. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, and numerous other publications, along with radio shows and television networks such as CNN, CNBC and Fox. He has consulted with and taught executive programs for numerous companies including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, Rabobank, McDonald’s and Southern California Edison. Professor Sisodia currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Mastek Ltd. He is a Trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.  He has a Ph.D. in Marketing & Business Policy from Columbia University, where he was the Booz Allen Hamilton Fellow.

Combining high-level inspiration with hands-on tools and notable case studies, Professor Sisodia shows how to build the principles of higher purpose and conscious business into every level of your organization—creating “win-win” relationships with all of your stakeholders. His highly prescriptive and passionate presentations illuminate the path to transformation, providing road maps to move from aspiration to action and extraordinary results. Read Less ^

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TEDx: The Healing Organization

TEDx: Reimagining Capitalism with Higher Consciousness

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Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic, Caring Spirit of Business

Capitalism has been extraordinarily successful over the past two centuries at raising human living standards, life expectancy and life satisfaction. But the old way is not working any more. The world has changed so much and people have evolved so rapidly that we need to bring a higher level of consciousness to the world of business. Conscious Capitalism is an emerging paradigm that realigns business to the emerging realities of our world. In this inspiring presentation, Raj Sisodia, author of Conscious Capitalism, shows how conscious businesses deliver extraordinary financial performance while creating multiple kinds of positive value for all stakeholders: intellectual, physical, ecological, social, cultural, emotional and even spiritual.

Becoming a “Firm of Endearment”

Drawing upon his best-selling books, Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia outlines how world-class companies can profit from passion and purpose—becoming endearing and enduring organizations. From Costco to Commerce Bank, Wegman’s to Whole Foods, these firms are generating every form of value that matters, not because it’s “politically correct,” but because it’s the only path toward long-term competitive advantage. No matter what your industry, you’ll learn how your organization can shed the old, narrow, instrumental view of business and implement a more expansive and deeply fulfilling version of what business can and should be.

Conscious Leadership

The definition of leadership is evolving rapidly as we change the way we think about business. Conscious leaders are driven by service to the purpose of the business, and deeply care about the well-being of all the people impacted by it. Conscious leaders possess high levels of emotional intelligence and are spiritually evolved. They are strong individuals with a great capacity for love and care. They possess tremendous moral courage and are able to withstand the constant scrutiny and criticism they face from those who view business in a more traditional and narrow manner. Above all, they view themselves as trustees of the business, seeking to nurture it and safeguard it for future generations, and as stewards of all the lives entrusted to them. In this game-changing talk, Raj Sisodia provides the path towards conscious leadership—and how to activate it at every level of your organization.

The Healing Organization

We live in a world of extraordinary pain and suffering. Public confidence in major corporations is at an all-time low. Why? Too many businesses exploit their people and harm their communities for short-term profit. If we are not consciously part of the healing, we are probably part of the hurting. But it doesn't have to be this way. Based on his most recent book, The Healing Organization:  Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World, Raj Sisodia makes the case that business can become the primary agent for healing society. This is not about healing businesses; it is about business as healing. Business can take wounded people, broken communities and damaged ecosystems and make them whole again – and businesses that operate in this way will be more successful and profitable over time. Sisodia shares stories and case studies of such businesses and extracts lessons that can put any company on the path to becoming a healing organization.