Largest-ever Free Conscious Business Telesummit on Conscious Capitalism

Chip Conley

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Before yesterday, I’d never heard of Joie de Vivre Founder Chip Conley

So I went to watch his TED Talk to get the best of his thinking and became totally engaged with his vision.

I highly recommend you watch it too. To get a feel for who he is and what he’s up to- then register for the Enlightened Business Summit  to get more of Chip and his friends. (it’s free, and you don’t even have to leave home or office, even better ;-).

We all know business needs to shift.  These are the people leading that shift with their ACTIONS,  not their talk.

Here’s the release for your reading pleasure:

Joie de Vivre Founder Chip Conley to Host First Ever Free Online “Enlightened Business Summit”

Largest-ever Conscious Business Telesummit Oct. 25-29 to Emphasize Conscious Capitalism with Thought Leaders Tony Hsieh, John Mackey, Tim Ferriss, Google’s School of Personal Growth Creator Monika Brekker, Stephen M. Covey, and 35 Other Leading Business Thinkers

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct.18 , 2010) – Joie de Vivre Hospitality Founder and Executive Chairman Chip Conley has teamed up with The Shift Network, an online education company, to launch the groundbreaking Enlightened Business Summit. This free online event, to be held October 25-29, is the first to bring together top CEOs, bestselling authors, business change leaders and conscious entrepreneurs to share best practices on how business can fuse enlightened values with increased profits. Business leaders large and small will learn practical steps to create successful companies with great cultures that generate both passion, purpose and profits. Participants can register at http://enlightenedbusinesssummit.com/.

Conley, who will emcee the five-day telesummit, is author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow and founder of Joie de Vivre, the second largest independent hotel company in the U.S. He was one of only two business thought leaders invited to speak at TED this year, where he recommended organizations re-examine the metrics they’re using to measure success.

Spurred by his belief that companies must adopt a new paradigm of business leadership to survive, he collaborated with Stephen Dinan, CEO of The Shift Network, to bring together 40 leaders, CEOs, authors, visionaries, and provocateurs he most admires and who are on the cutting-edge of business thinking.

Headline speakers include Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Delivering Happiness, as well as other New York Times bestselling authors such as Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Work Week) and Stephen M. Covey. The Summit roster also includes notable conscious capitalist CEOs such as John Mackey of Whole Foods, George Zimmer of The Men’s Wearhouse and Casey Sheahan from Patagonia as well as Kleiner Perkins partner Randy Komisar and the creator of Google’s School of Personal Growth, Monika Broecker.  The unique summit will give live, direct access to speakers for free, with most leaders offering 30 minutes of their most important insights in a manner akin to the TED conference.

“In an age of cynicism about capitalism, this Summit will be a powerful antidote,” Conley says. “Anyone who’s involved with business will benefit from our extraordinary line-up of speakers who are creating businesses that truly serve people, planet, and profits. Each speaker will share their specific strategies so that tens of thousands of business professionals can harness their insights and create their own revolution in how business is done.”

Conference topics include:enlightened leadership, conscious capitalism and conscious entrepreneurship, triple bottom line values, socially conscious business, workplace psychology, creating self-actualizing customer experiences, and transitioning to a green economy. The Summit is also the first large business telesummit to take place on MaestroConference, a new teleseminar technology that allows greater participant interactivity, such as the creation of networking and discussion groups. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the calls, and the technology also allows for conversations among the thousands of participants during many of the sessions.

Stephen Dinan, CEO of The Shift Network said, “There is no more pressing need in our world today than creating enlightened, conscious businesses that serve the greater good of employees, shareholders, customers, and the larger world equally well. We’re delighted to offer the best-in-class thinking about how to accelerate this shift to truly conscious capitalism, and to do so without the expense, time and impact of travel.”

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The more than 20 Summit co-sponsors include Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Social Venture Network, Conscious Capitalism Institute, and LOHAS Forum. To register for this free event and for more details, visit: http://www.enlightenedbusinesssummit.com

About Joie de Vivre Hospitality

San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality (www.jdvhotels.com) manages a portfolio of creative lifestyle businesses, including hotels, restaurants and spas. Founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre is recognized for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties. It is the second largest independent boutique hotel company in the country and California’s largest boutique hotel collection.  With more than 30 properties in the state, Joie de Vivre offers a wide range of unique urban, suburban, and waterfront boutique hotels that cater to leisure and business travelers in all market segments. Joie de Vivre hotels are located in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Marin County, San Francisco East Bay, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Venice Beach.

About The Shift Network, Inc.

Founded in February 2010, The Shift Network has attracted more than 100,000 participants to its virtual educational events. It aims to empower a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity. Its September event, PeaceWeek, was the largest virtual peace summit ever created.  For more information, see http://www.theshiftnetwork.com

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Press Contacts:

Lori Lincoln, Director of PR, Joie de Vivre, 415-773-1067, llincoln@jdvhospitality.com

Stephen Dinan, CEO, The Shift Network, 415-595-2756, sd@theshiftnetwork.com

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