Manarola, Cinque Terre, ITALIA

ALBERT EINSTEIN

"We cannot solve our problems with the same THINKING we used to create them."


CHARLIE T. MUNGER:

“We both (Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think.”

The FOUNDERS FUND:

"That It Pays To Be Different …. because the consensus doesn’t work at all, … that the most contrarian thing to do is to THINK INDEPENDENTLY.”

GUY KAWASAKI of Garage Technology Ventures:

"It took me 20 years to come to the understanding that companies that are successful are the ones who create MEANING.”

The CONSCIOUS CAPITALIST CREDO:

"Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But WE CAN ASPIRE TO EVEN MORE."

Billionaire hedge fund manager PAUL TUDOR JONES II of the Tudor Funds at TED:

"Capitalism Has To Be Based on JUSTICE. With Increased Wealth or Profits should come, Has To Come GREATER CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY."   Paul Tudor Jones ll at TED

Sir RICHARD BRANSON, Founder of the Virgin Group:

“It’s time to SHIFT OUR VALUES from a just profit focus, to caring for people, communities and the planet.    Business NOT as Usual at The B Team

ROSE MARCARIO, CEO of Patagonia:

“We need a revolution in business, and we need business leaders to drive that revolution; otherwise we won’t have a world worth living in."

HOWARD SCHULTZ, Former  Chairman of Starbucks:

"Nobody ever accomplished anything by believing the naysayers. And few have done so by sticking to proven ideas in proven fields. It’s those who follow the road less traveled who create new industries, invent new products, build long-lasting enterprises, and inspire those around them to push their abilities to the highest levels of achievement. If you stop being the scrappy underdog, fighting against the odds, you risk the worst fate of all: mediocrity."