Conscious Capitalism with panelists Nathan Shedroff, Brandon Schauer, Rajan Dev, and Eric Ryan. Kevin O'Malley moderates the discussion.
Why are there 50 varieties of toothpaste on grocery store aisles? How does this fit into the world's heightened awareness of the need for sustainable business practices, and our own growing individual needs for self-actualization and meaning? Leaders in business, design and innovation will debate why a deeper understanding of human nature needs to be central to a 21st century business strategy and how it can challenge people's attitudes toward consumerism- The Commonwealth Club of California
Prior to joining Hot Studio as Chief Operating Officer, Dev was the General Manager of the San Francisco office of Modern Media/Digitas for nearly six years. In that role, Rajan served clients such as Hewlett Packard, Intel, Sprint PCS, Michelin North America, Amgen and Charles Schwab delivering interactive marketing strategy and integrated marketing solutions (web, email and print).
Dev holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University, where he focused on Finance and Marketing course work.
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin O'Malley applies unique training and coaching skills, as well as partnership building, to the world of corporate speaking and events.
His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face-to-face interactions with targeted audiences.
Building on a background in video, multi-media and event production for clients including Atari, The Gap, Clorox, Hay Consulting, Kingsford Charcoal, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Goodwill Industries, and Foote Cone Belding. O'Malley works both ends of a speaking event, from creative content and presentation to working directly with conference producers and meeting planners to create optimum on-site experiences.
Educated at Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude with graduate studies at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Eric Ryan makes soap. Really nice smelling soap that’s non-toxic and good for the planet. It’s really beautiful, too. He and his high school buddy Adam started method in 2001 and have since built it into a global industry leader— a brand that was ranked the 7th fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine in 2006 and received the 2011 AIGA Corporate Leadership Award. Today, method has over 100 planet-friendly cleaning products in stores across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Eric has been named an eco-leader by Vanity Fair, a Food & Wine Tastemaker, an eco-revolutionary by Time Magazine, PETA’s Person of the Year, and one of People Magazine’s Sexiest People Alive. Okay, that last one’s not really true, but the others are. Eric lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ingrid and three children Anya, Matias and Anders, all of whom think he is a rock star on Guitar Hero.
Brandon Schauer is an experience design director for Adaptive Path. He speaks on, writes about, and practices design as a means to create value. He has a decade of experience developing new user experiences on the Web, desktops, and products. His passion for finding and understanding the unmet needs of customers has led him to diverse environments, from the homes of cancer patients to tunnels beneath Walt Disney World.
Brandon holds two master-level degrees from schools with the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master of Design from the Institute of Design in Chicago and an MBA from the Stuart School of Business.
Nathan Shedroff has been an information and interface designer for over twelve years. He focuses on developing online experiences, building online brand strategies and business models, and developing online communities.
Throughout his career, he has worked in various media and authored several books on multimedia, computers, and information. His electronic experience spans CD-ROMs, kiosks, published titles, application development, and online experiences.
He co-founded vivid studios, a decade-old pioneering company in interactive media. Prior to that, he worked with Richard Saul Wurman as a senior designer at TheUnderstandingBusiness. He earned a BS in Industrial Design, with an emphasis in Automobile Design, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Movement or policies aimed at regulating the products, services, methods, and standards of manufacturers, sellers, and advertisers in the interests of the buyer. Such regulation may be institutional, statutory, or embodied in a voluntary code accepted by a particular industry, or it may result more indirectly from the influence of consumer organizations. Governments often establish formal regulatory agencies to ensure consumer protection (in the U.S., e.g., the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration). Some of the earliest consumer-protection laws were created to prevent the sale of tainted food and harmful drugs. The U.S. consumer protection movement gained strength in the 1960s and '70s as consumer activists led by Ralph Nader lobbied for laws setting safety standards for automobiles, toys, and numerous household products. Consumer advocates have also won passage of laws obliging advertisers to represent their goods truthfully and preventing sales representatives from using deceptive sales tactics. Consumer advocacy is carried on worldwide by the International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU).
when I walk into "best buy", are the employees there to help me the customer, or are they there to serve the share holders of the company, I feel as if they are there to serve the shareholders. this seems like the modern norm and the main shift from mom and pop stores that gave customer service, and not shareholder service.
I produced and moderated this program at the Commonwealth Club - where I'm Vice-Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum. We did a Part Two in this series on May 13th at the Club and this should be up on FORA TV soon. I would appreciate any comments, insights or links to these programs, as I'm hoping to do more in this series. Please contact me at email@example.com Thanks -- and looking forward to hearing from you. -- Kevin O'Malley