Books we think are inspiring
COMPETING IN THE NEW CAPITALISM: HOW INDIVIDUALS, TEAMS AND COMPANIES ARE CREATING THE NEW CURRENCY OF WEALTH
By Lawrence Miller
Today we have entered a new phase of capitalism and the rules have changed. To be a winner in the tomorrow’s economy, companies must create and build five forms of capital or wealth: social, human, spiritual, financial and process or technology.
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATION
By Lawrence Miller
A convincing presentation of how the people-centered orga- nization can enhance competitiveness and job satisfaction. An assessment of Virtues and Values.
By Greg Dahl
Discusses the process of change and transformation, the dual nature of man, service, consultation, and the oneness of man- kind.
A SPIRITUAL APPROACH TO MICROCREDIT PROJECTS
By Michel Zahrai
Looks at the spiritual considerations that should guide the elaboration and implementation of microcredit schemes and measure their success.
GROUP DECISION MAKING AND BAHÁ’Í CONSULTATION
by Eric Zahrai
Describes how group decision making can improve the quality of decisions and commitment to their implementation. Defines the Bahá’í concept of consultation in decision making.
RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Emphasizes the importance of reputation,offers segmentation of SMEs according to their responsible behaviours. Describes how entrepreneurs have integrated their social an nd envi- ronmental concerns in their business operations. Presents a compelling business case for responsible entrepreneurship and summarizes how external stakeholders can engage SMEs.
by Peter Mühlschlegel
Summarizes the Bahá’í concept of voluntary sharing and the spiritual basis for eliminating extremes of wealth and poverty.
RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP – AN ANTHOLOGY
By Five articles by EBBF members
Relating to Responsible En- trepreneurship and a paper on social enterprise from Pa- mela hartigan and Parag gupta of the Schwab Foundation. It stresses the importance of integrating social and environmental concerns in starting up and managing small and medium sized enterprises and offers practical solutions. 129 Pages.
THE ETHICS OF PROFIT
by olivier giscard d’Estaing
Clarifies the economic, social, and spiritual functions of profit and the distinction between ethical and non-ethical profit.