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May 30th 2014:Buddhism and Modern Capitalism – with Michael Carroll

Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. – The Economist, 11.16.13. Just 5 years ago, who could have imagined that The Economist would consider Buddhism to be a defining model for our modern global organizations? Yet today, Google, McKinsey, Wharton, P&G and dozens of other enterprises are exploring the impact that such ancient wisdom has on employee well-being and business outcomes. So can 2,600 year old spiritual practices actually make a difference? And how are organizatio

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Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is a thought-leader, executive coach, author, and the COO of Global Coaching Alliance. His critically acclaimed books, Awake at Work (2004), The Mindful Leader (2007) and Fearless at Work (2012), are must-reads for anyone desiring a sense of well-being in their workplace. Michael has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1976 and is an authorized teacher in Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Over his 30-year business career, Michael has held executive positions with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster, and The Walt Disney Company. He presently coaches and consults with such enterprises as Procter & Gamble, Google, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, RED, and Nationa
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