Two Sides to Adam Smith: Beyond ‘Wealth of Nations’

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/03/28/Disruptive_Innovation_20

Rabbi Irwin Kula points out that Adam Smith, well known for writing The Wealth of Nations, wrote another book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Using the words of the “father of capitalism”, Kula attempts to reconcile the “polarized Adam Smiths”.


Disruption is everywhere and disruptive innovation can apply to anything — or can it? This session will explain how to identify and unleash disruptive potential across a broad spectrum of human endeavor, from business and finance to religion and the arts.

Ideas Economy: Innovation will explore the role of governments, corporations and individuals as drivers of innovation and will develop prescriptions that lead to lasting progress and prosperity. Conference attendees will engage in a lively examination of current political and economic policies around the world, develop a keen understanding of how the forces of globalization affect the ways companies innovate and manage innovation, and discuss what individuals can do, not only to energize their own creative and intellectual potential, but to develop jobs, improve company earnings, and contribute to economic growth around the world.

Rabbi Irwin Kula is Co-President of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank, and resource center. Known as both a provocative religious leader and a respected spiritual iconoclast, Irwin Kula uses Jewish wisdom in ways that speak to modern life.



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