Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work
In our present state of disconnect and loss, Connected Capitalism offers us a deeper and more satisfying approach to both work and life – one that is rooted in relationships, trust, forgiveness, and empathy.
What should our post-COVID work world look like?
In Connected Capitalism, David Weitzner shows us how to draw from the classic teachings of Judaism in order to positively transform our workplaces and our working lives. He outlines a philosophy that will empower the disenchanted to build a stable future in a world of crony capitalism, global pandemics, racial injustice, and social disconnect.
Weitzner, a professor of management who chooses to look beyond management and mindfulness, envisions a workplace based on the ancient Jewish practices of mitzvah, creating a space for meaningful moments with other people, and chavrusa, co-creating and working on endeavors together.
Combining these spiritual concepts with the voices of today’s political strategists, business leaders, and artists, Connected Capitalism inspires us to approach our work with curiosity, engage with those who were once strangers, and tap into a hopeful and meaningful future.
- Imprint: New Jewish Press
- World Rights
- Page Count: 264 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Reviews“Mamesh, there’s some good stuff in here!”
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior editor at Chabad.org and author of Wisdom to Heal the Earth
“At first glance, one might worry about what David Weitzner’s integration of business with spirituality might mean for religion. But what they should really be wondering about is how this truly spiritual approach to commerce will make ‘business as usual’ utterly impossible.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics, Queen's College, City University of New York, and author of Team Human, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
“David Weitzner does an impeccable job of connecting the spiritual with the corporate, explaining how the new workplace is better served by the bridging of these two seemingly disparate disciplines. The result is a roadmap for improvement that leaders need to understand.”
Michael Solomon, co-founder of 10x Management and 10x Ascend, and co-author of Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy
"A timely and enlightening book on how to bring our whole selves to work. Written from a Jewish perspective, this book will be of interest to anyone searching for meaning in business. David Weitzner’s focus on connection and wonder will resonate with all spiritual seekers. The book is both inspiring and practical. It brings the ancient Jewish tradition into conversation with some of today’s most pressing and important issues and does so in a readable, lively, and compelling way.”
Moses L. Pava, Alvin H. Einbender University Professor in Business Ethics, Yeshiva University
Author InformationDavid Weitzner is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies at York University.
Table of contents
Introduction: It’s Time for a Different Spirituality
Part One: Meaning in Work
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
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