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Conscious Business

Narrated by: Fred Kofman
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such "spiritual" questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

In Conscious Business, you'll join this visionary teacher and founder of Leading Learning Communities to master these skills.

©2002 Fred Kofman

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"Useful tools for the corporate world and for individual growth....His manner is pleasant, acknowledges the individual, never condescends, and offers some genuinely helpful reminders about human nature." (ForeWord Magazine)

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  • Hagen Finley
  • 21-06-2003

Personal Skills & Business Contribution

Conscious Business is more a series of seminars which are spoken by the author Fred Kaufman in a warm soothing tone. I work in IT for HP as a full time consultant to Cisco Systems. It may simply be the time in my life, or the business environment in which I find myself, but I found Fred's perspective remarkably moving and enlightening. Fred does a excellent job of identifying the personal skills required to work effectly in a business setting and goes on to provide a wealth of suggestions on how to develop those skills. Throughout the book he does a good job of keeping the lines of personal development and business contribution parallel, however, if I were to offer one reservation, I think he could have drove that relationship home more as he concluded the series. This is certainly the best business management book I have encountered, and I have read quite a few lately.

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  • John
  • 08-01-2003

Highly Recommended

This is the best book I've heard yet from audible.com. Fred Kofman is an entertaining and educational speaker who doesn't seem to be reading. He uses memorable, often funny examples to illustrate his ideas. I have heard or read variations on some of his concepts in other books, but every idea is good and true. Fred Kofman is incredibly smart and also has a lot of common sense and humility.

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  • Ulrich
  • 31-07-2004

real-life business without the hype!

fred shows how to be succesful in business without "selling out" your values and dignity as a human being. also a "must-read" for fans of integral theory and ken wilber.

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  • EMMANUEL MICHAN
  • 12-01-2004

EXCELLENT

It's an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve the way they do business, the way they communicate with each other, the way they handle relationships, and many other aspects of our daily life. It's all practical and you can start using it right away. I really liked it. And I do recommend it to everyone.

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  • Person A
  • 16-01-2019

85% of this book is common sense that most people already know

I can’t say this is a bad book, there are some fundamentals that would greatly improve a workplace if all employees would adhere to these principles. Unfortunately, I did not find most of these fundamentals to be new or ground breaking: find ways to stay true to your core values, be open to new ideas, keep your promises, etc.

I did not like his categorizing people as either a player or a victim. I think humans are two complex to be thrown into two categories. While I understand his use of the term victim, I feel like that may not be a great word to use in a context such as this due to the meaning the word victim holds in our society.

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  • Gillian
  • 30-06-2007

WOW

This is one of the best books I have ever heard or read that deals with developing oneself as a person, and as a leader. It has kicked off a subtle yet profound change in the way I am at work and in all areas of my life. I've felt compelled to recommend it to my staff, my friends, my lover... at the risk of sounding like a total nutter to all concerned!

Fred narates the program and while some reviews mentioned that he was difficult to listen to, I didn't find this at all. I'm now on my second listening, and his melodic tones are as soothing as the concepts are moving...

So if you are umming or ahhing on this download, do it - I haven't regretted a moment of the 15 odd hours I've listened to so far...

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  • Michael
  • 06-11-2004

My favourite Book on Audible

This is the only audible book I really cherish and I have listen to twice, if not more. Fred gives so many examples that just identify perfectly with corporate life = but on the other hand, the narration is almost like a lecture, not a book. You will change the way you work with people after reading this book.

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  • Mexquisite
  • 07-12-2019

Excellent inspiring

I have been recommending this book to so many people. It really brings in integrity authenticity and value driven approach to living and business. And I think it’s practical tools about how this occurs.

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  • Stephanie Iott
  • 20-04-2019

A WIN for everyone!

Fred Kofman uses logic, compassion and clear examples to challenge everyone to reach for their highest potential and live authentically.

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  • Tim Gronkowski
  • 12-03-2019

Invaluable reading.

Read this early and often. Invaluable. Applies to life in general and not just business. The format is great. It's more like a talk and not just reading words off a page. The author/presenter's casual style makes this material easy to comprehend.

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  • Mr. A. BYTYQI
  • 15-02-2019

Conscious Business

Perhaps we should never need to listen to this program because it should be obvious how we should be able to behave in life and business... But if you feel you need and want to improve your life and your future business goals, then you need to listen to this book.

We'll worth every effort and moment of listening to it.

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  • Marcelle Bousson
  • 23-11-2017

Simply amazing

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I really enjoyed this book and I can say that my thoughts patern has definitely changed.

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  • Jo Bande
  • 03-06-2017

Enlightening

A must for every honest entrepreneur.

This book gives a enlightening vision on business world.

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  • S Bentley
  • 05-10-2016

a message of self inquiry and wisdom for business

a really good message about the importance of self investigation to gain both understanding, and accountability, to take into consideration for success in life and business alike.