Entering The Marketplace With Open Hands

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Fred is the author of the seminal book “Conscious Business”, and has done as much as anyone alive in birthing and furthering the Conscious Business movement.

During his involvement with MIT, Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute and his own company Axialent, Fred has created a philosophy and practice of business that honours and includes both ruthless effectiveness and the deepest spiritual principles.

Listen and Fred talks to us about his life, his work, and how the ultimate purpose of business is not what many of us practice.


Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman

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Date of Interview: 16.06.11

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About Fred

Fred Kofman, Ph.D. is the co-founder and President of Axialent, an international consulting company in the areas of leadership and organizational learning. He has developed and taught programs in leadership, personal mastery, team learning, organizational effectiveness, coaching for managers and coaching for professional coaches for more than 10,000 managers at numerous blue-chip companies.

After completing a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, Fred became an assistant professor of Management Accounting and Control Systems at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” in 1992. In his years at MIT, he worked alongside Peter Senge as a senior researcher at the Center for Organizational Learning. Fred also helped found the Business Branch of the Integral Institute, with Ken Wilber.

Fred is the author of the book Conscious Business, which has been translated to more than 10 languages. He also wrote the  trilogy Metamanagement and his scholarly articles have appeared in publications such as Econometrica, The Journal of Public Economics, The Fifth Discipline Field Book, and The Journal of Organizational Dynamics.

Fred enjoys sports and outdoor activities such as golf, trekking, mountain climbing, scuba diving, and skiing.