Conscious Capitalism

Mindfulness in business: these upcoming conferences demonstrate it's moved from fad to best practice, says James Gimian, Mindful's Publisher. 


Mindfulness in business, work, investment, and leadership—what’s up with all that? I can remember not that long ago when the mention of mindfulness practices in the boardroom or workplace was met with blank stares; now it’s all over the place. It amazes me how quickly it’s moved beyond the fad stage into the realm of best practices.

Last week I watched Arianna Huffington talking about mindfulness and business on CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring moving first person accounts by Aetna CEO John Bertolini and Harvard Business School’s Bill George. That was followed by a HuffPost Live broadcast about mindfulness and work that included our friend and contributor Janice Marturano, head of the Institute for Mindful Leadership. Apart from the occasional predictably snarky comments by the Squawk Box hosts, it all seemed so matter of fact and accepted.

Business and work are central to our lives, so I’m very pleased about this development. If you are too and you want to learn more, here are a few events coming up in April that you’ll want to know about:

On April 5 and 6 in San Francisco is the two-day conference Conscious Capitalism: Elevating Humanity Through Business.…