Softcover | 272 pages
Conscious Globalism explores today’s
conflicts — economic, political and social — and offers pragmatic solutions.
Looking behind the globalization headlines, Schwerin expands on the time-tested
principles in his first book, Conscious Capitalism (Butterworth-Heinemann 1998).
Many books have been written about the challenges faced when cultures collide and the
pace of life quickens, but most suggest only superficial solutions — dealing with
effects rather than causes. Schwerin probes deeply and finds that an erroneous view of
reality — with its corresponding distortions — is the source of most
problems. Conscious Globalism draws on the author’s 30 years of business
experience and a life-long study of ageless wisdom to provide practical tools and models
for resolving global conflicts and enriching lives.
David A. Schwerin is the author of Conscious Capitalism: Principles for
Prosperity published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 1998. His book has been translated
into Portuguese and Chinese and is in its second printing in China. He has over thirty
years of business experience, beginning as a financial analyst and senior investment
officer with a large bank and then founding D J Investment Advisors, Inc., serving as its
president since 1976. David has taught economics on the college level and has given
expert witness testimony on financial matters, his articles have been published worldwide
and he has often been quoted in the press.
David received his undergraduate degree in Business, a MBA in
Finance and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. He was awarded membership in Beta Gamma Sigma,
national business honor society and is a member of the Financial Analysts Federation and
The Sustainable Business Network. He serves on the board of directors of a number of non-
profit organizations and is Chairman of the Pathwork Press.
David has given lectures, presentations and radio and TV interviews
throughout the U.S. In 2001 and 2002 he gave over a dozen lectures on a variety of
business topics to political leaders, business executives and academic audiences in eight
cities in China.
“Conscious Globalism is thought provoking, topical and
compelling. Dr. Schwerin addresses, with eloquent prose and wry wit, the challenges and
rewards of global enterprise. Recognizing the wide spectrum of interests, he uses a
cogent selection of real-world examples to show that ‘values-driven idealism can be
combined with results-driven pragmatism’ to the lasting benefit of all inhabitants
of our global village.”
— Geoffrey C. Thomas, retired Director, General Motors Acceptance
Corporation; Chairman, GMAC Mortgage Corporation
“David Schwerin is doing great work in reminding the business
community of its enormous responsibilities. Economic globalization has given corporations
great freedom; hence,much depends on how they use it. Those who read Conscious Globalism
will have their tendencies to conscientiousness and inclusive concern strongly
reinforced. Thanks for doing this.”
— John B. Cobb Jr., Co-author, For the Common Good