Jeff Klein is a founding trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and author of the award-winning book, Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living. Quite simply, Jeff gets the intersection of positive social change and business better than anyone.
Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey says Working for Good "makes remarkable use of story and guided reflections to provide readers with insights on how to uncover one’s best self and help co-create businesses where everyone flourishes." I agree. But beyond having a great mission and great endorsements, Jeff is just one of those guys who's really smart, really in-tune with the evolving world of wellness, and a great listener -- the type of guy I'm glad to say I know.
Jeff talks to us about conscious capitalism, making change in the workplace (including yoga!), and more.
MBG: How would you definite Conscious Capitalism?
JK: At the core of Conscious Capitalism is a recognition of the role of awareness and a belief that Capitalism (and, specifically, business) are forms of human organization and can have varying effects, based on the consciousness -- the applied awareness -- of the people who comprise them. Capitalism is based on interdependence, interrelationship, voluntary exchange, value creation through the marketplace. Conscious Capitalism builds on these essential elements and adds new dimensions of awareness. We (the trustees of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.) have identified 4 core pillars of a Conscious Business, which are: