Guru Sadhguru Vasudev and ex-hippie businessman Paul Hawken come to The Commonwealth Club for an unconventional discussion around new paradigms in business. Their innovative and transformative concepts offer pathways to discover what business with a higher purpose could look like. Come with an open mind - you'll laugh, you'll be surprised, and you'll leave empowered and inspired.
Sadhguru Vasudev is a yogi, mystic and visionary humanitarian. Named one of "India's 50 Most Powerful People" by India Today Magazine, he has spoken at the UN Millennium World Peace Summit and the World Economic Forum. With wit, wisdom and piercing logic, this modern mystic brings insights into how spirituality can translate to mindful business.
Paul Hawken is an environmental entrepreneur, author, and civil rights activist. He has written four national best-sellers, including the Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism, Growing a Business and Blessed Unrest. He has questioned the nature of business and its relationship to spirituality since he was a 10-year-old paperboy.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. ‘Natural Capitalism,’ co-authored by Hawken, was cited by President Bill Clinton as one of the five most important books in the world. ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming’ is his new book, a digital platform, and a call to action.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Jaggi Vasudev also known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and mystic. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, United States, England, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda and Australia. The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.