Reviews and Interviews

Why people avoid Spirituality

Dutch sustainability pioneer and executive Jean-Paul Close wrote an essay entitled  “Why People Avoid Spirituality?” in which he reflects on our the “Spirituality and Sustainability” conference held in 21-23 September, 2012 in Visegrad, Hungary. He argues that the new paradigm of sustainable human progress exists and will grow there where true spirituality meets with purpose driven leadership and entrepreneurship.

21st Century Spirituality

In his article „21st Century Spirituality” (Resurgence 2008. March/April p. 68) Jonathon Porrit, Founder Director of Forum for the Future and Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission reviews our book “Spirituality as a Public Good” (edited by Luk Bouckaert and Laszlo Zsolnai, Garant, 2007).

Business within Limits

In Journal of Buddhist Ethics (Volume 15, 2008 pp. 1-9) Jason McLeod Monson analyses the book Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics (edited by Laszlo Zsolnai and Knut J. Ims, 2006, Oxford, Peter Lang Academic Publisher). Business within Limits

Ethics in the Economy

In his article in Journal of Markets & Morality (2003. No. 2. pp. 693-695)  Richard F. Von Dohlen reviews our book “Ethics in the Economy: Handbook of Business Ethics” (edited by Laszlo Zsolnai, 2002, Oxford, Peter Lang Academic Publishers).

Can Big Business Become Sustainable?

Daniel Strain’s interview with Laszlo Zsolnai „Can big business become sustainable?” Future Earth October 27, 2017 http://futureearth.org/blog/2017-oct-27/can-big-business-become-sustainable

Is Consumer Capitalism Outdated?

Walter Moss published an article “Is Consumer Capitalism Outdated?” in Los Angeles based LA Progressive which analyses and connects Occupy Wall Street, Spirituality in Business, E.F. Schumacher’s human scale economics, Steve Jobs’ legacy and Laszlo Zsolnai’s work on Buddhist Economics. He argues that perhaps the best we can do in our present period of malaise is to seek the truth and wisely attempt to bring our lives and societies more in keeping with it.

On Buddhist Economics in Montreal

Canadian business journalist Peter Hadekel published an interview with Laszlo Zsolnai about the relevance of Buddhist economics for Western economies on March 7, 2013 in Montreal Gazette. The main message is that Buddhism can be both helpful and inspiring in taking the consciousness of businesses and customers to another level.

Interview on Buddhist Economics

Norwegian teacher and writer Christian Egge is making an interview-project on “New Economy” with the background of the current financial crisis. He is doing his project in cooperation with the Cultura Bank in Oslo, Norway. Among others he has interviewed Margrit Kennedy (Germany), David Korten (USA), Ove Jakobsen, (Norway), Helmy Abouleish (Egypt) and several others. He asked Laszlo Zsolnai about Buddhist Economics. Interview on Buddhist Economics