Topics: Conscious Capital, Activist Consumers, Declaration of Interdependence
In this episode of Solutions News, we shine a special Fourth of July spotlight on what truly makes America unique. In honor of our Nation’s 244th birthday, and in honor of some recent trends we’ve been observing, we wanted to focus on the collective aspects of our country’s founding today. Because, despite many current narratives that highlight rugged individualism as the essential aspect of the American character – in fact, we are a nation that knows how to come together and reach for higher goals. Today’s show highlights the Interdependent nature of our society’s basic premises – we focus on Conscious Capital with our Guest Peter Matthies, on Conscious Consumption and its role in founding this country, and finally on the Declaration of Independence – though not the part you’re used to hearing about on Independence Day…. Tune in! (Produced by Kristy Jansen)
Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute (CBI).
Before founding the CBI, Peter was a Principal for a globally leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firm, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.
Peter co-founded an IT company and started his career at Accenture in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology.
The Conscious Business Institute provides an step-by-step system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations, including the Conscious Business Culture Assessment™ and the Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Programs™, which can scale to serve any number of users across the world. CBI’s programs have been applied in organizations from 1 to 100,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, and others.
Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
He lives in Santa Barbara, California, and gets a kick out of Aikido, Capoeira, sailing, and a good dance with his wife.
Peter Matthies, our guest on April 3, 2020