My next guest on THE ENRICHMENT HOUR is PETER MATTHIES, founder of THE CONSCIOUS BUSINESS INSTITUTE, based in Santa Barbara, California. “We need a completely new way of doing business,” says Peter, “Our current model is about accumulation – a way that is not sustainable anymore.”

The website for the Conscious Business Institute, based in Santa Barbara, California, is: Its approach is unique at it addresses the operational, energetic and emotional aspects in a business, therebye eliminating persistent issues that prevent organizations from reaching their potential.

Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist. Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, he was a Principal for one of the world’s leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $1 billion pan-European VC fund. He co-founded an IT company and started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He has published 2 books and over 100 articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology. The approaches of the Conscious Business Institute have been applied in leading organizations including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Allianz, Intel, Twitter, andothers.
Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.

1 Meet Peter Matthies and The Conscious Business Institute / 2 The difference between an emotionally functional vs. dysfunctional system / 3 How important is small business to our economy? / 4 The future of the American and world economies