The Age of Enoughism

This one-day event on the Age of Enoughism in Zurich on 8 May includes 10 speeches, 3 debates and a host of opportunities to connect with other leaders and experts in order to refresh your approach and inspire your own future leadership journey.

At the first Mindful Leadership Symposium, top thought leaders present insights and perspectives on fresh approaches to life and business.

Some of the questions up for debate are:

• How do we reconcile prosperity with sustainability?

• What are the ways to measure ‘enough’ and ensure a healthy and balanced approach to future strategy?

• What mindful tools and approaches enable us to deliver true value and real success?

• What are the potential pitfalls and instabilities for organizations that embark on the journey into mindfulness?

• How do leaders implement and then persuade others to adopt a values-led approach?

Why you should attend

There is a growing awareness that we need new leadership approaches based around trust, awareness and courage and this is what our Symposium sets out to achieve.

After more than a decade of global financial instability and perennial ‘boom-bust’ economic cycles, people are challenging the wisdom of striving for eternal growth and exponentially rising profits.

The emotional and spiritual stress created for leaders, workers and societies by overconsumption is forcing a reconsideration and raising challenging questions, chiefly: what is true prosperity and how do we set the measure of ‘enough’?

This is a central issue for mindful leaders and our symposium will critically consider the issues and potential solutions.

Join the debate and be part of an influential and growing network for a better approach to business.

MINDFUL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM “The Age of Enoughism” in Zurich, 8 May 2015 at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

Who will be there?

A ‘meeting of minds’ for influencers in senior roles, this inspiring policy-making event considers the challenges and opportunities set to define tomorrow’s successful leaders – and how we manage the transition from excess into enoughism.

An emerging and central theme of politics, philosophy and economics over the past decade, ‘enoughism’ centers on how we move from short-term gain and profit-driven thinking into long-term sustainability that benefits people, society and organizations alike.

We are a mindful social movement collaborating to foster a sustainable approach to business and humanity.

We focus on business, education, health and society – working to enrich them through intuition, empathy and self awareness.

A renowned international line-up of speakers draws on the latest thinking from fields as diverse as organisational and economic research, future-forecasting, philanthropy and business practice.

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Rüschlikon/Zurich, 8th May 2015

Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

A new era begins. Be part of this world-class leadership conference with high-profile  international speakers. Limited number of tickets available.

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Mindful leadership is a growing and diverse movement and our speakers reflect the multifaceted perspectives that are influencing new approaches in business and governance. Our international speakers at this first symposium on The Age of Enoughism include:

David Bosshart


David Bosshart is an internationally acknowledged author, expert on future trends, and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. His book „The Age of Less“ has been published in 2011.

Dr. Lilian Cheung


Lilian Cheung is a Lecturer and the Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her latest book is "Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life."

Anne Lise Kjaer


Anne Lise Kjaer is a London-based futurist, Entrepreneur and Author, specialising in consumer behaviour and future trends. She founded Kjaer Global, an international trend forecasting agency in 1988.

John Perkins


New York Times bestselling author and activist for a more sustainable economic system, John Perkins is a supporter of sustainable economics and recipient of the 2012 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace.

Thomas Sattelberger


With executive positions in a host of companies, Thomas Sattelberger is among Germany's leading managers. He is an author and publisher of several books on strategic human resource management and company transformation.

Dr. Tomáš Sedláček


Profiled by Yale Economic Review as one of: “5 hot minds in economics”, Tomáš Sedláček is an author, media commentator, former economic advisor to President Václav Havel and current Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB.

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Enoughism – The Issues

Most modern companies are designed around a cycle of continuous growth. Put simply this equates to: increased turnover = higher profit = better stock prices = greater rewards. Today the gap between boardroom expectations and the realities of the market is widening. The impact of this approach is affecting the wellbeing of people, organizations and whole societies. So what is the solution?

Living within our means may promise a better, more authentic quality of life, but is it possible for entire companies – let alone whole societies – to evolve and prosper under different terms of engagement? Equally importantly, can a more mindful society generate enough economic demand to function without causing pain and hardship to its citizens and threatening the stability of its institutions?

The Future Agenda

Difficult questions demand careful critical evaluation and that is what The Age of Enoughism will do. At this symposium, our aim is not to resolve all the issues, but to contribute meaningfully and purposefully to the debate that all leaders must engage with.

The wide-ranging perspectives of our speakers will inspire delegates to reevaluate their own approaches and goals. Through associated debates and meeting points over the course of the event, the symposium will encourage us to consider how – through mindful, thoughtful and attentive leadership at work and in our daily lives – we start to design a more sustainable kind of prosperity and become part of positive change.

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