From our Dream Team:

Patricia Aburdene

Conscious Capitalism: Today’s Most Dynamic Business Megatrend

Patricia Aburdene is one of the world’s leading social forecasters and a global speaker. She co-authored the number one New York Times bestseller Megatrends 2000 with John Naisbitt.

Patricia’s landmark Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism launched a business revolution. Her new book Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing for a Sustainable New Prosperity applies the principles of Conscious Capitalism to personal finance. It was short-listed for the Books for A Better Life award.

She was John Naisbitt’s collaborator on the publishing phenomenon Megatrends, which topped charts in the U.S., Germany and Japan. She co-wrote the best-selling Re-inventing the Corporation and Megatrends for Women.

Patricia has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Clients have included Herman Miller, Harley-Davidson, and the Management Institute of New Zealand.

Her lifelong career in business journalism began at Forbes in 1978. As a Public Policy Fellow at Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1993 to 1996, she explored emerging leadership models.

Patricia holds a BA in philosophy from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College), an MS in library science from Catholic University and three honorary doctorates. Patricia lives in Boulder, CO and Gloucester, MA.

What Patricia promises as takeaways from her presentation.

  • What is a Megatrend?
  • What is Conscious Capitalism?
  • The Competitive Advantage of Conscious Capitalism
  • Conscious Capitalism & Traditional Capitalism: What’s the difference?
  • How Expanded Human Consciousness Created Conscious Capitalism.

Why Patricia says about why she is participating in the retreat.

I’m eager to expand my community of wisdom-loving business people! To see old friends and meet new ones. It’s always a pleasure to talk about about Conscious Capitalism; to dialogue about this fresh take on free enterprise, and to meet people who follow a conscious business model—and often call it “just good business.” Looking forward to meeting you in beautiful Santa Fe, one of my favorite places.

Patricia’s books.