Episode 35 – Dr. Ralph (Bud) Sorenson, An (Impact) Entrepreneurial Journey

By Aaron Perry

Apr 19
Bud Sorenson Podcast

Episode 35 – Dr. Ralph (Bud) Sorenson, An (Impact) Entrepreneurial Journey
Stewardship & Sustainability Se...

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Dr. Ralph (Bud) Sorenson, educator, executive, mentor, and author shares decades of wisdom and insights in his memoir, “An Entrepreneurial Journey Through Life: Learning, Loving, and Laughing.”

One of the world’s leading thinkers on the topic of “Conscious Capitalism,” Dr. Sorenson discusses the essential importance of companies prioritizing service leadership, and equitable capital returns to all stakeholders: customers, employees, supply chain partners, communities, and the shared environment – all in appropriate balance with returns to investor shareholders.

As a former Director of Whole Foods, Houghton Mifflin, the Colorado Nature Conservancy, and a current Director of the Toyota Mobility Foundation, Bud has a rarified perspective on the evolution of our economy over the past half century – especially in terms of stewardship, sustainability, and/or the lack thereof.

An educator who “took to teaching like a bear to honey,” Dr. Sorenson led Babson College’s ascent to the premier position of #1 business school for entrepreneurship as its President, and has also taught at Harvard Business School and served as Dean at the University of Colorado – Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. His insights regarding the disruption of higher education, and the future of education (at all levels) is particularly intriguing and nascent in the context of mobilizing stewardship, sustainability, and impact entrepreneurship in the 21st Century! Especially important is his sage recommendation that we remain “life-long learners,” and devote at least one month per year to our own ongoing education.


About the Author

Aaron William Perry is a writer, public speaker, impact entrepreneur, consultant, artist and father. The author of Y on Earth: Get Smarter, Feel Better, Heal the Planet, Aaron works with the Y on Earth Community and Impact Ambassadors to spread the THRIVING & SUSTAINABILITY messages of hopeful and empowering information and inspiration to diverse communities throughout the world. He resides in Colorado where he is continually in awe of the weather, appreciate of the singing birds, and entertained by the antics of his backyard, free-range (and free-thinking) chickens.