A founder and leader of the fast growing global Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He was previously Trustee Professor of Marketing, the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University. Earlier, he was Director of the Executive MBA program and Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University, and as Assistant Professor at Boston University. An electrical engineer from BITS, Pilani, Raj has an MBA in Marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, and a Ph. D. in Marketing & Business Policy from Columbia University, where he was the Booz Allen Hamilton Fellow. Raj is the co-author of “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business”, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His most recent book is “Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business”. His book “Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose” has been translated into six languages and was named one of the best business books of 2007 by several organizations, including Amazon.com. His book “The Rule of Three: How Competition Shapes Markets” was the subject of a seven-part television series by CNBC Asia, and was a finalist for the 2004 Best Marketing Book Award from the American Marketing Association. Raj is currently working on “The Journey to Conscious Capitalism”. In 2003, Raj was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Raj has published over one hundred articles in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Management and California Management Review. In 2016, Raj was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Dr. Sisodia was cofounder and Chairman of adAlive, Inc. from March 2000 to June 2002. Raj serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store.
Famous Quotes About Capitalism
“Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.” “One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.” “Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.” “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” “The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.” “Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.” “If capitalism works, why are there so many stupid rich people?”. “What kind of society isn’t structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system.” “The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.” “It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.” Capitalism quote by Malcolm X. “History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.” “Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.”
No, Huffington Post, Compassion Is Not Measured By a Person’s Support for Progressive Policies
Huffington Post blogger Kayla Chadwick’s column, which is titled, “I Don’t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People,” is exactly what it sounds like – a diatribe about how those who reject progressive policy proposals are “Cruel” people who take relish in the suffering of fellow Americans. It’s a preposterous claim, that those who reject progressive economic proposals don’t care about others, but it is a prevalent sentiment amongst the American left. Progressive columnist Emmet Rensin called this condescending and contemptuous attitude the “Smug style in American liberalism” in a 2016 column for Vox. “Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family,” Chadwick writes, linking to a Purdue University study on the price effects of a $15 minimum wage. Chadwick’s thesis is that the only real reason someone might reject the progressive proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 is that they are cold and unfeeling. Economic research proves that drastic increases to the minimum wage will incur negative effects for workers, especially in the fast food industry. How many conservatives and libertarians does Chadwick know? Does she regularly ask them to articulate their positions? Was she afforded the opportunity to hear an enthusiastic defense of market capitalism in her college courses? Do the conservative and libertarians in her life know just how poorly she thinks of them? What this column really reflects is the progressive left’s lack of engagement with conservative and libertarian economic thought. Even by progressive standards, such a concept is far more compassionate than anything being seriously proposed by Democrats in elected office today. When perusing the works of the great conservative and libertarian economists, readers are hard-pressed to find the “I’ve got mine, so screw you” attitude that Chadwick suggests lays at the foundation of opposition to progressive economic proposals. For decades, progressives have gotten away with skipping the debate on economic policy, using instead their preconceived conclusions about the market to launch unchallenged character attacks on their political opponents. This brand of intellectual arrogance is a dead end for progressive politics and damages the very people progressives claim to care about.