Integral acquisitions, and related integral investing activities, embrace the spirit of conscious capitalism and integral philosophy. John Muir, a pioneering naturalist, said “when you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world.” The same is true in business, which is an intricate and interconnected ecosystem of relationships that are interdependent.
Conscious businesses, and integral acquisitions that embrace conscious capitalism, focus on the entire business ecosystem and interconnected relationships. They create and optimize value for all of the stakeholders – including buyers/sellers, investors, employees, customers, suppliers and other key participants in the ecosystem.
Conscious businesses serve all of these interconnected relationships in an integral way. Ultimately, conscious capitalism, and integral acquisitions, is a win-win-win proposition, which includes a healthy return to shareholders – and a purpose beyond profit.