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Raj Sisodia Best-selling author and founding leader of the Conscious Capitalism Movement
A leading figure in the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He was previously Trustee Professor of Marketing, the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University.
Raj was born in India and was educated as an electrical engineer from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani). He pursued an MBA in Marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai after which he earned a Ph.D. in Marketing and Business Policy from Columbia University. Until 1998, he was Director of Executive Programs and Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1985 to 1988, he was Assistant Professor of Marketing at Boston University. He is an American citizen residing in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Raj has published eight books and over 100 academic articles. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNBC, etc. His most recent book (with Bob Chapman) is Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, published by Penguin/Portfolio in 2015.
His book The Rule of Three: Surviving and Thriving in Competitive Markets was a finalist for the 2004 Best Marketing Book Award from the American Marketing Association. His book Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose was named one of the best business books of 2007 by Amazon.com. His book Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (with John P. Mackey, co-founder, and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2013 and was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Other books include The 4A’s of Marketing: Creating Value for Customers, Companies, and Society (with Jagdish N. Sheth, Routledge, 2011), Tectonic Shift: The Geoeconomic Realignment of Globalizing Markets (with Jagdish N. Sheth, Sage Publications, 2006) and Does Marketing Need Reform? (co-edited with Jagdish N. Sheth, M.E. Sharpe, 2006).
In 2003, Raj was cited as one of the “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Bentley University honored him with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2007 and the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2008. He was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011.
A frequent and popular keynote speaker, Raj has made over 750 presentations at leading universities, corporations, non-profits and other organizations around the world.