Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work

By David Weitzner

© 2021

We can co-create or we can manage. We cannot do both. Transforming work from something that is seen as antithetical to spirituality into an endeavor of cooperative value creation requires injecting intellectual meaning, emotional connection, and awe-inducing wonder.

Connected Capitalism begins with a timely critique of mindfulness, suggesting that it is too passive for our current moment. David Weitzner, a professor of management who has spent over a decade preaching for co-creation instead of management, argues for a workplace based on the Jewish ideas of mitzvah and chavrusa. Interviews with contemporary political strategists, business leaders, and artists together with the voices of ancient rabbis support Weitzner’s call for a more spiritual approach to work and a more inclusive type of capitalism.

In our present state of disconnect and loss, Weitzner offers us a deeper and more satisfying approach to both work and life – one that is rooted in relationships, trust, forgiveness, and empathy.

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  • Page Count: 224 pages
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Applying the classic teachings of Judaism, Connected Capitalism is an empowering call to fix what is currently broken in our social, political, and economic spaces.

Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work

By David Weitzner

© 2021

We can co-create or we can manage. We cannot do both. Transforming work from something that is seen as antithetical to spirituality into an endeavor of cooperative value creation requires injecting intellectual meaning, emotional connection, and awe-inducing wonder.

Connected Capitalism begins with a timely critique of mindfulness, suggesting that it is too passive for our current moment. David Weitzner, a professor of management who has spent over a decade preaching for co-creation instead of management, argues for a workplace based on the Jewish ideas of mitzvah and chavrusa. Interviews with contemporary political strategists, business leaders, and artists together with the voices of ancient rabbis support Weitzner’s call for a more spiritual approach to work and a more inclusive type of capitalism.

In our present state of disconnect and loss, Weitzner offers us a deeper and more satisfying approach to both work and life – one that is rooted in relationships, trust, forgiveness, and empathy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Imprint: New Jewish Press
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    David Weitzner is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies at York University.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction: It’s Time for a Different Spirituality

    Part One: Meaning in Work

    1. Mindfulmess
    2. Be Spiritual or Do Spiritual Work?
    3. Mitzvah in the Workplace

    Part Two: Connecting through Work

    4. Transformational Cooperation
    5. All “WE”s, Always
    6. Connected Capitalism

    Part Three: Wonder at Work

    7. Curiosity Isn’t Relevant
    8. Elevating Forgiveness
    9. Strategize for Hope

    Notes

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