The Decision: A Podcast about Conscious Capitalism
Seattle is a very entrepreneurial city, home to corporate game-changers such as Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco and countless smaller companies and startups. It’s also a city where “the greater good” is a daily focal point of the civic conversation. Some days, it feels like a city conflicted.
That this mirrors the broader conversation about conscious capitalism was not lost on us. Seattle is a vast lab of capitalism, one that’s launched giants with global impact. This translates to a tremendous learning opportunity, and indeed as we delved into conversations with business leaders, we found a common thread: a tremendous desire to play a role in making the value of a business about more than its bottom line and, more importantly, direct experience in their attempts to do so. We heard stories of successes, failures and the challenging decisions made along the way.
Such was the genesis of The Decision, a podcast about conscious capitalism. Our first interviews are with:
- Bob Donegan (President) and Patrick Yearout (Director of Recruiting and Training) of Ivar’s,
- Brett Greene and Red Russak, Cofounders of New Tech Seattle
- Jacqueline Drumheller, Sustainability Manager at Alaska Airlines
- Rashelle Tanner, Attorney with the Office of Legal Compliance at Microsoft
- Brett Alston and Brett Clifton, Managing Partners of RedCloud Consulting
- Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist and Civic Activist
Thanks to the volunteer efforts of board members Jenny Martin (who hatched the idea), Bob Baranski (producer) and Hans Bjordahl (host) — as well as the supporting members of Conscious Capitalism Seattle (thank you!) — we expect to produce a new episode of The Decision monthly.
You can find The Decision at the following locations and podcast services. We hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please help us get the word out!