Business is changing! What worked yesterday does not always work today.
There is a new movement that is questioning all our assumptions about what it means to develop and operate a business. Elements like mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion are no longer seen as superfluous or useless, but as integral qualities to include in any for- or non-profit endeavor.
Join business leaders such as Arianna Huffington and Eileen Fisher, along with Wisdom 2.0 Founder, Soren Gordhamer, for Wisdom 2.0 Business 2014 in New York City!
Our sold-out event last year brought together 275 leaders and changemakers at Google's NYC offices. We are pleased to come back this year, with an expanded venue. 2014 speakers will be announced down the line. You can view slides from our conference last year, as well as 2013 speakers below.
The conference is by invitation-only. Currently you must apply to attend. (If you have received a code to register, you can do so here)
Please visit us www.wisdom2summit.com for more information on Wisdom 2.0, including our annual event in the Bay area.
Wisdom 2.0 Business 2013 was an invite-only conference that brought together leaders in business to explore how to live consciously and wisely in the digital age. Speakers ranged from CEOs of major corporations, to Buddhist monks, to coaches.
Participants not only listened to talks and panels, but also took part in yoga sessions led by speakers.
The event is as much about connections between people and engaging with others who share this interest as it is about the mainstage talks.
Conversations ranged from mindfulness and innovation to corporate responsibility and ethics.
Aetna's CEO, Mark Bertolini, spoke of the importance of mindfulness and business, saying,
"If you are more mindful and present, the meetings are shorter, the rework is gone, the people around you appreciate your leadership, and you have a better life."
Elected officials and artists are joining the conversation, too. Congressman Tim Ryan (D, Ohio) and Goldie Hawn talked about mindfulness in business and society.
Panel discussions dove more deeply into how this applies in modern business. Here, the CEO and head of HR at Etsy took the stage with their personal coaches to share lessons learned.
The event offers direct engagement with and access to some of our nation's leaders in business and innovation.
Arianna Huffington shared about our challenges of the day:
"The truth of the matter is that we really no longer have the luxury to ignore our wellbeing, our wisdom, our ability to make good decisions, because the world is moving so fast that we can no longer be in maintenance mode. We have to be constantly innovating, constantly creating, and we can't do that from the surface, we can't do that from burnout. And right now the American workplace is largely run on burnout, sleep deprivation, and exhaustion.”