"Why are there 50 varieties of toothpaste on grocery store aisles?" Thinkers from business, design and innovation, including method's co-founder Eric Ryan, got together for a debate at Conscious Capitalism: Resolving the Conflict Between Consumerism and Progressive Innovation about "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 event was held January 30 in San Francisco, but, for those of you not there, here's over an hour of video coverage of the event (don't worry, it's split up into 15 chapters, for easier digestion). Is "conscious capitalism" a contradiction in terms? How do "our own growing individual needs for self-actualization and meaning" affect how we consume? Those questions, and more, are answered; really interesting stuff. ::Flora.tv via ::Core77