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Conscious Capitalism Essay

2512 words - 11 pages

Gioele Rampinelli 17-12-12

PHILOSOPHY,SOCIOLOGY;PSYCHOLOGY AND BUSINESS

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM:

Lecture: Josè Alarcòn

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Conscious Capitalism: A more complex form of Capitalism that hold within itself the possibility to enhancing corporate performance while contributing to advance billion ...view middle of the document...

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* Introduction…………………………………………………………………………...4
* Giants and tall men…………………………………………………………………...5
* Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………11
* Appendix……………………………………………………………………………...12
* Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………..13

Conscious Capitalism: The “new” horizon and its origin

Introduction:

Consumerism, deforestation, greenhouse effect, global warming, Pollution, disrespect for the planet, disrespect for the people, inequalities, poorness, wars...many people calls for the only guilty...capitalism...
But that was the mean of a multitude made of human-being convicts.
The capitalism in itself does not include this horrible consequences, is the greediness of the man that has turned a theory for the well-being of everyone to a theory for the excessive-being of someone.
Marx did not want dictators, Adam Smith did not want “financial sharks” and the Nietzke’s Super-man wouldn’t kill 6.000.000 Jews...but WE, as human being, have been willing to be dictators and financial sharks since the first sunrise.
But nowadays we are getting to the extreme, we have gone too far, our world, we and our human-being fellows can not stand any more this exploitation.
This is the moment to clarify the corruption, to go through the real theory , to go through what the liberal commerce can do for the cultures, for the economy, for the people, for the poorness and for the peace.
The principle of the commerce and of capitalism has to be found in Adam Smith’s, Kant’s and Montesquieu’s thought, not in Bernie Maddof‘s ones.
In fact, it’s from the study and the revise of those philosophers that some people have understood that the real need is to be conscious, conscious capitalist.

GIANTS AND TALL MEN:
The one way focus of Unconscious Capitalism has to be wider, it has to become all-comprehensive, to create a deeper purpose for itself that carry it beyond the maximization of profit.
The most ethical and conscious businesses over the long-term create value for all of their interdependent stakeholders—customers, employees, investors, suppliers, community, and the environment.
This is Conscious Capitalism, according to the official web page of the movement, it can be stated as a more complex form of Capitalism that hold within itself the possibility to enhancing corporate performance while contributing to advance billion peoples’ quality of life.
Furthermore, Conscious Capitalism is, in a way, means to be aware we are not alone in the society and we are just renting a space on our mother earth, we don’t own her.
Conscious capitalism means even more than corporate social responsibility do, it’s the overall perspective of how to conceive and build a business that comes, like a necessity, from within rather than a response to some duties. Moreover ,as it will be explained through the text, this wide focus it’s the ultimate path to long-term competitive advantage.
Among this priority Conscious Capitalism advocates...

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