The first thing I wanted to call this blog was Mindful Business. But it looked like a business school student in London took that Blogger address, and promptly directed his attention to schoolwork...he hadn't written much.
Mindfulness connotes, in some ways, single pointed attention. At a subtle level, it is entirely possible to have a "mindful business". But maybe not for me, today. The idea of a conscious business seemed more practical.
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines conscious "1: perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation...4: capable of or marked by thought, will, design or perception...6: having mental faculties undulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor: AWAKE 7: done or acting with critical awareness 8 a: likely to notice, consider or appraise... b: being concerned or interested...c: marked by strong feelings or notions"
Weeks after setting up the blog, I googled the phrase "conscious business". Among other things, it turns out that Conscious Business, by Fred Kofman, will be published this fall.
At first, my thoughts were a combination of "Oh, no" and "Darn it!"
When I considered it further, I decided that Fred didn't in some way get there first. (And, get where?) I decided that this synchronicity was (duh) evidence of being connected to something greater.
I pre-ordered the book from Amazon. Stay tuned for the review.