Marc Lesser is the CEO, co-founder and board member of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and author of Know Yourself, Forget Yourself. Marc is a long term Zen student and teacher and has also authored Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less, and Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration; How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work and Your Life. Marc is the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gift items, with spiritual themes and artwork. He spent 15 years taking Brush Dance from an idea in his garage to a multi-million dollar publishing company, with distribution throughout the U.S. and the world. He facilitates retreats for CEO’s, business leaders, and management teams. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years. He received his M.B.A. from New York University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. He is currently a board member of the Social Venture Network.