12. Raj Sisodia: Conscious Capitalism

Raj Sisodia sits down with Bryan Miller to discuss not only the what it took to write his business-focused books but the deeper meaning of what it means to be a conscious capitalist and making a difference in the lives of your employees and their children. Their discussion shows how much can be learned if we don’t accept years of business teachings as gospel and instead challenge those previously accepted notions.

00:02:31 – Writing what you know.
00:05:25 – Meeting others needs.
00:11:22  – Silent Suffering.
00:18:39 – Maximizing profits.
00:24:26 – Paying employees as little as possible.
00:33:56 – The feminine perspective.
00:41:01 – Tough-minded and tender-hearted.
00:47:23 – Servants or slaves.
01:02:17 – Moved to tears.
01:06:50 – Executive pay ratio.
01:12:56  – Taking a book from an idea to completion.
01:23:26 – Slowing down the book to gain some insight.
01:31:53 – Rapid questions.


LINKS – (In order of appearance)
The Healing Organization (Ted Talk)
Shakti Leadership by Milimia Bhat and Raj Sosodia
Everybody Matters by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia
Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
Does Marketing Need Reform by Jagdish Sheth and Raj Sisodia
Firms of Endearment by Raj Sisodia, Jagdish Sheth, and David Wolfe
Dragon Naturally Speaking Software
The Untethered Soul by Michal Singer
Intellectual Shamans – by Sandra Waddock
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

11. Michael Hebb: Death Over Dinner

Today my guest is Michael Hebb, a multidisciplinary artist whose medium is the table. It’s been said that in the realm of death there are no experts, but I don’t think that’s true. Michael has spent many, many, many years talking about death and is the founder of DeathOverDinner.org, an incredible movement that is bringing people together around tables, over meals to talk about issues related to end of life. He’s a very thoughtful guy that I met through Summit Series in the recent past. He has served as an advisor to the Summit Series and he also started a creative agency that’s advised many organizations including the Obama Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Tedmed, the World Economic Forum, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, X Prize Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy. His writings have appeared in GQ, Food and Wine, Food Arts, Arcade, Seattle magazine, and City Arts, and he can often be found speaking at universities and conferences for the past 20 years.

00:02:48 – What’s life about?
00:08:11 – Growing up.
00:15:08 – Dropping out of Reed.
00:16:11 – City Repair project begins.
00:22:51 – Apes and tables.
00:25:52 – Dating Naomi and starting Family Supper.
00:30:37 – Becoming a pariah.
00:40:14 – Eating traditions with family.
00:45:03 – Why death is a theme.
00:51:27 – Death Over Dinner discussion.
00:59:09 – Michael’s 40th birthday/funeral.


LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Summit Series
Michael Hebb
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Tuesdays with Morrie
Let’s Talk about Death (over Dinner): An Invitation and Guide to Life’s Most Important Conversation by Michael Hebb