Marc Lesser is the CEO, founder and board member of SIYLI.org 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, published by New World Library. Marc is founder and CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, a company providing executive coaching, consulting, and keynote speaking services to businesses and non-profits. Clients include Google, Twitter, The City of San Francisco, Stanford, and Global Fund for Women. He was 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. Marc facilitates retreats for CEO’s, business leaders, and management teams. He has been co-leading Company Time retreats for business leaders for the past 10 years. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years and was former director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Marc received his M.B.A. degree from New York University and his Undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University. He is a long-term member of Social Venture Network.