A founding member of the fast growing Conscious Capitalism movement, Dr. Rajendra S. Sisodia is Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and cofounder and Chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute. Raj has an MBA in Marketing from the Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Bombay, and a Ph. D. in Marketing & Business Policy from Columbia University. His current research focuses on conscious capitalism, marketing ethics and improving marketing productivity. In 2003, Raj was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the UK-based 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.
Raj’s book The Rule of Three: How Competition Shapes 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 several organizations, including Amazon.com. Raj has published seven books and over 100 academic articles and writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNBC and numerous other media outlets. He has consulted and taught executive programs for numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, Boston Private Bank, Ericsson, Siemens, Sprint, MCI, Volvo, Northern Telecom, IBM, Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, and Southern California Edison.
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