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"Almost three-quarters of investors (74 percent) would be more likely to work with an advisor who could give them competitive investment returns from investments that also made a positive impact on society and 65 percent of investors would be more likely to stay with an advisor who could discuss responsible investing with them."
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Below is a select list of books that not only imbibe the spirit of Investing for the Soul, but also are highly informative and inspirational. The titles are linked to booksellers (mostly Amazon.com) where they may be purchased. Investing for the Soul receives commissions on some book sales.

Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance, by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Wiley 2014.
"Rabbi Lapin’s first book, Thou Shall Prosper, is one of the most eye-opening, mind-blowing books I’ve read in the past decade. I’m so excited that he’s now turned that same meticulous biblical lens toward our view of business. I read everything Rabbi Lapin writes!"—Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host.

Thriving with Spiritual Intelligence: How to Adapt Yourself, Your Business or Professional Practice to Our Changing World, by Bob Switzer, CreateSpace 2011.
"Through the stories and wisdom of prominent business leaders, Thriving with Spiritual Intelligence provides an enlightened view of success and how to prosper in our fast-changing, uncertain times."—Book description. Ron Robins, founder and analyst, Investing for the Soul, is also quoted in this book.

The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, by Mario Beauregard and Denyse O'Leary, HarperOne 2007.
"... neuroscientist Beauregard and journalist O'Leary mount a sweeping critique of a trend in the pop science media to explain away religious experience as a brain artifact, pathology or evolutionary quirk. While sympathizing with the attraction such neurotheology holds, the authors warn against the temptation to force the complex varieties of human spirituality into simplistic categories that they argue are conceptually crude, culturally biased and often empirically untested. In recently published research using Carmelite nuns as subjects, Beauregard's group at the University of Montreal found specific areas of brain activation associated with contemplative prayer."
Publishers Weekly.

Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism, by Patricia Aburdene, Hampton Roads Publishing Company 2005.
She previously co-authored with John Naisbitt the mass market hits: "Re-inventing the Corporation" and "Megatrends 2000." Here, Ms. Aburdene observes the massive rise in spirituality that is occurring in business, and predicts that this huge trend will have a beneficial and profound influence on the future of capitalism.

Faith and Fortune: The Quiet Revolution to Reform American Business, by Marc Gunther, Crown Business 2004.
Mr. Gunther says that "a growing number of big corporations now believe that doing good is good business, and they are acting accordingly." He describes how many successful businesses and corporate leaders are managing to integrate their spiritual values with their day to day business activities.

The Cultural Creatives, by Paul Ray and Sherry-Ruth Anderson, Three Rivers Press 2001.
A book which reveals the rapid growth of a powerful new segment of American society, the Cultural Creatives. Individuals in this group “…care(s) deeply about ecology and saving the planet, about relationships, peace, and social justice, about self-actualization, spirituality….”

The Loss of Happiness in Market Economies, by Professor Robert Lane, Yale University 2000.
This book is a fascinating study of the reasons of increasing unhappiness in modern economies. However, he suggests remedies that encourage our inner well-being are likely the answer.

Divine Hunger: Canadians on a Spiritual Walkabout, by Peter C. Emberley, HarperCollins 2002.
Is a book that offers a wide-ranging view of the Canadian contemporary spiritual and religious quest. 

Science of Being and the Art of Living, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi University of Management Press 2001.
Maharishi provides a wonderful explanation of higher spiritual consciousness, and how to gain and develop it for the betterment of every aspect of our lives.

Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe, by Simon Conway Morris, Cambridge University Press 2003.
Simon Conway Morris defends his belief that evolutionary science is misguided without a somewhat religious notion of the significance of human intelligence and existence.

 

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