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Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

Albert Einstein


Schwerin lectures at the Central Party School; Beijing, China

Appearances and Interviews 

March 2020 Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy, Naples FL

Understanding Your Soul

November 2019 Pebble Hill Church, Doylestown PA

Know Your Soul: Bring Joy to Your Life

2019 China Lecture Tour 

Appointed Visiting Professor of Heibei Counselor Association and Meidu Psychological Group

2018 China Lecture Tour 

Pathwork Workshops Held in Beijing and Chengdu

2015 China Lecture Tour 

"Leading to Sustainability" presented at:

        Chinese Academy for Governance

        Xinhua News Agency

        South China Institute of Environmental Sciences

        and numerous universities

August 2014, watch a provocative YouTube interview with David Schwerin on Environmental Responsiblity in Business

2014 Newtown PA, designed and led a workshop on

May 2013
Interviewed by The Journal of the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong

March 2013
Interviewed by The Xinhua News Agency

2012 Newtown PA, designed and led a workshop on The Circle of Life

2012 The Dow Chemical Company, Spring House PA "Leadership for Sustainable Growth" Keynote Presentation to a meeting on Green Development and Innovation

2012 Bangalore, India
"Enlightened Business Leadership in an Interconnected World" Paper presented to: "The Spiritual Challenge in Management" A conference sponsored by The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in association with The Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion David interviewed by The Times of India

2009 Chinese lecture tour
Keynote Speaker - Conference on Socially Responsible Business sponsored by the Suzhou National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and Suzhou University of Science and Technology

2007 Chinese lecture tour: David's China Journal
Co-host - Press Conference on China and The Environment - Beijing
Keynote Speaker - Conference on Socially Responsible Business - Tianjin

Read the Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker - Conference on Ethics - Dalian

2005 Chinese lecture tour generates considerable interest: The Development Center of the Chinese State Department cites Schwerin's work on socially responsible business. Articles published in the journals, Seeking Truth, Marx and Reality and New China Digest. A chapter on Schwerin's Conscious Capitalism is included in Jinan University professor's new book. Lecture at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is published in Social Science Abroad.Guangming Daily, the second largest newspaper in China, announces the Chinese publication of Conscious Globalism.Book reviews appear in, China Reading Daily, Science Times and New Beijing Daily.

Other Appearances

Enlightened Leadership for the 21st Century - Workshop, Philadelphia PA
Ervian K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University
The Gathering Garden Center for Spiritual Life
Ecological Economics - What's wrong with the world and how to fix it - View the Slide Presentation
Global Education Motivators, Video Conference
AARP Idea Exchange, Washington DC
San Jose Rotary
Los Angeles Rotary
Pitzer College: Claremont CA
Barnes & Noble, Georgetown (Washington DC)
West Palm Beach Rotary
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
Abington Free Library, Abington PA
Advertising Club of South Bend Indiana
Reception and Book Signing - Capitol Hill, Washington DC
Academy of Natural Sciences Townsquare
Sustainable Business Network Annual Conference

Podcasts and Interviews

In Search of Reality Podcast
A Psychic's Story: David Connects with his Soul
BV-TV(United Kingdom) Conscious Business Show
How to Know Yourself: Ty Crandell Podcast
Leaders of Transformation Podcast
Angels and Awakening Podcast
Ben Merens - Wisconsin Public Radio
Malvin Massey - WUMR, Memphis
AM TampaBay - WFLA
Mike McConnell - WLW Cincinnati
Late City Edition - WKCR New York
Thom Hartmann Show - Air America KPOJ Portland
JD Balart's American Radio Journal - Fox News Radio WMET Washington
Northland Notebook - WWJC Duluth
KCSR Chadron, NE
Sunday Morning Magazine - KRWM Bellevue WA
Paul Winkler - WLAC Nashville
Jim Lenz, WQUB (NPR) Quincy IL
WPRO Providence RI
WZLX Boston
Dayna Steele, BizRadio Network Houston/Dallas
Stu Taylor on Business - WBIX Boston
Money Matters - WBNW Boston 


To schedule an event or for other information contact:

David has spoken to dozens of business, academic and government audiences throughout the U.S. and China. Topics include:

Know Your Soul: Bring Joy to Your Life

The Road to Self-Knowledge: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach

Enlightened Leadership for the 21st Century

What's Wrong With the World and How To Fix It

Socially Responsible Business: Pragmatic Idealism at Work

Investing as if Your Life Depended on it 

China: Colossus on a Tightrope

Green Marketing: Feel Better; Earn More

Business Ethics is Everybody's Business

His presentations have been enthusiastically received; participants find his talks thought-provoking and entertaining.


Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your talk. Sharing your personal experiences was very helpful and your quick wit put everyone at ease. Thanks again.

Bill Kinney, Retired Executive, NCR Corporation

I cannot adequately express the impact of your workshop. Thank you so much for your efforts and illumination. 

EJ Carreiro, Esq

You better read Conscious Capitalism if you want to seek for something much more valuable than money in life, if you want to seek for the richness of human nature and inner harmony, if you want to be a new kind of entrepreneur with far-reaching sight in the 21st century. 

China Business Daily, October 2, 2001

Thank you very much for speaking at our meeting. As I'm sure you could tell from the positive reactions of the group, you were an unqualified hit. 

Robert B. Reno, Esq

Thank you for coming and presenting your economic views. The comments from all who attended were most favorable and we wished we had more time to discuss them with you.

David E. Fisher, Service Corps of Retired Executives Association

I would like to thank you very much for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation; I'm sure our members will view life's events in a different light.

Samuel R. Dugan, CFP, Vice President, Wheat First Union

Thanks for the wonderful presentation. It was fun to hear about the one for all, all for one approach.

Peter J. Dawson, Leigh Photo & Imaging, Inc.

David's background and experience 

David A. Schwerin, Ph.D. is the author of Know Your Soul: Bring Joy to Your Life (ALLONE PRESS 2019), Conscious Globalism: What's wrong with the world and how to fix it (Digital Junction Press 2005) and Conscious Capitalism: Principles for Prosperity (Butterworth-Heinemann 1998). Conscious Capitalism has been translated into Portuguese and Chinese and is in its second printing in China. Conscious Globalism was published in China in October 2005. In addition, he contributed to the anthology The New Bottom Line: Bringing Heart and Soul to Business. 

David has over thirty years of business experience, beginning as a financial analyst and senior investment officer with a large bank. He founded D J Investment Advisors, Inc. and served 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. 

He received his undergraduate degree in Business, a MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. David was awarded membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, national business honor society and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and The Sustainable Business Network. He has served as Chairman of the Pathwork Press and on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit organizations. David has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University and President of the Institute for Ethical Awareness.

Dr. Schwerin has given lectures, presentations and radio and TV interviews throughout the U.S. Between 2001 and 2019 he made nine extended visits to China where he gave over three dozen lectures in twelve cities. The lectures covered a variety of business topics and were presented to political leaders, business executives and academic audiences. In 2005 David helped establish and dedicated the Socially Responsible Business Center at Tianjin University of Commerce where he currently serves as a visiting professor. He is an editor of Seeking Truth, a widely read journal published by Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. In 2007, Schwerin was the featured speaker at a press conference in Beijing and gave keynote speeches in Dalian and Tianjin on ethics and the environment. In 2009 he was appointed an Honorary Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Research Center at Suzhou University of Science and Technology and a guest professor at Tianjin Normal University.

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