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Ian Mann (Guest Blogger)

I am the founder and managing director of Gateways Business Consultants, a boutique consultancy specializing in leadership and strategy. The firm consults to large and medium-sized businesses in 14 countries.

I am the author of the bestselling book "Managing with Intent," which focuses on strategic implementation, and of the recently released "Strategy that Works." This book reflects my approach to strategy in providing value across industries ranging from shipbuilding, to pharmaceuticals, and to parastatals.

My skill lies in my ability to rapidly grasp the key issues in complex organizations and to communicate these in an easily understood manner. To keep myself current, I read a business book each week and write a review column on it for a premier national online business paper. I have been doing this for 18 years.

I enjoy contemporary poetry almost as much as the time I spend with my family.

Conscious Capitalism

Posted on 17 June 2014 by Ian Mann (Guest Blogger)

conscious_capitalismPopular talk about business is so negative. Business is a “rat-race,” where there is only one winner and he is a rat. Business is “dog eat dog,” where people will do anything to be successful, even if they do harm to others.

If this were necessarily true, successful business people should be ashamed for being successful. It is not true.

The term “Conscious Capitalism” refers to an alternative way of thinking about business that incorporates two elements, unsurprisingly, capitalism, and consciousness. (It differs only slightly to the UK term “conscious business.”)

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Topics: Business Strategy, Conscious capitalism, Stakeholders


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