When did capitalism and making money become bad things? Where do you draw the line between making a living and greed? Can you work on Wall Street without selling your soul? Is it possible there are more decent people working on Wall Street than there are wolves?
Kim Ann Curtin, The Wall Street Coach, asks these and many more important questions in Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future. Curtin spent years working on Wall Street before she became an executive coach dedicated to assisting those in finance to have both wealth and meaning. She knows the problems on Wall Street are not the faults of capitalism but a lack of the conscious application of what Adam Smith intended.
No matter whether you’re an avid capitalist, someone angry at Wall Street, or you simply want to live more consciously, Transforming Wall Street offers you an informative, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring look at capitalism, conscious living, and how to balance them for a richer and more fulfilling life.
Transforming Wall Street combines fresh insight, intelligence and experience from fifty leading Wall Street luminaries, together with a panel of academic experts and a wide-ranging group of Teachers of Consciousness. It is with keen observation that Author Kim Ann Curtin offers us an eye-opening and soul-inspiring glimpse into the ways in which Conscious Capitalism is about to transform the financial industry as we know it.
These are a few among The Wall Street 50 interviewed:
“Kim’s book shows how individual financiers can succeed… through conscious capitalism. And to prove her point, she interviews the biggest names on Wall Street who have done exactly that.”
"Our predicament today, as Robert Johnson, former chief economist of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee eloquently puts it, is that, “The servant’s servant has become the master’s master.’ If we are to ever reverse this situation, we will need both inspiration and pragmatism. Transforming Wall Street is the best starter course I have yet seen."
“This extraordinary book is a Rosetta Stone for financial leaders and anyone who wishes to transform his or her relationship with money.”
"The idea that the corporation's job is to maximize shareholder value is a myth that neither serves the interests of society, the corporation, or ironically, even shareholders (beyond the short-term) and it's just one of the ideas explored in Transforming Wall Street, a book that probes 50 leading Wall Street figures for their insights on more important questions than how to make money in the markets."
"Kim Ann Curtin's experience coaching 'conscious capitalism comes through as she captures the practices of 50 leading Wall Street financiers, academics and futurists who allow Wall Street to serve not greed but the greater good."
“Our entire planetary future depends upon bringing more consciousness to finance. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this single book might just get us there.”
“Kim Ann Curtin has bravely faced facts in the much-maligned recent history of Wall Street and woven together interviews from some of today’s most accomplished thinkers and players to create a brocade of strategies for conscious leadership that will, if implemented, make our financial power centers both successful and responsible again.”
“Through her interviews, Curtin defines what true capitalism can be and should be. She exposes the situations that have hindered capitalism, such as government interference in free markets, from fulfilling its potential for long-term prosperity for everyone. Well worth reading.”
“In her new book, Kim Ann Curtin delivers brilliant answers to the capitalist bashers and wolves of Wall Street alike.”
“Kim Ann Curtin’s book reveals the truth that many business leaders already know in their hearts: business can be, and should be, a force for good.”
“In Transforming Wall Street, Kim Ann Curtin strips away layers of justifications and misconceptions to provide us with the true essence of capitalism and how it can be consciously used to maximize human potential."
“There are a lot of good people on Wall Street, but the most notorious ones are known to the public for the wrong reasons. Every day, conscious capitalism faces resistance on Wall Street. We need more good people on Wall Street. This book sheds light on the good actors and provides readers with a toolkit to follow in their footsteps.”
She helps C-Suite executives accelerate their personal and professional success through consciousness, to help them become as successful on the inside as they are on the outside.
Since the financial market crashed in October 2008, Kim has been working to build a more optimistic and sustainable vision for the finance industry. As The Wall Street Coach, Kim is a trusted advisor and consultant to executives, teams, conferences, and Fortune 500 companies, both in the US and across the globe.
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