LIVE: Does the Economy Need a Spiritual Reboot?

The team at has produced two new dynamic panel discussions called “Does the Economy Need a Spiritual Reboot?”.

Here’s more information about the discussions:

A volatile stock market, shuttered shops, and millions out of work. There’s no denying the impact of coronavirus on businesses and our financial system — and plenty of experts are weighing in on how we get our economic engine humming again. In these panels, we are invited to look at the topic from three diverse perspectives.

First, founder and editor in chief, Payam Zamani, facilitated a conversation on the spiritual implications of governance and economic decisions. The discussion featured:

– Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, former Director of the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group
– Dr. Nava Ashraf, professor of economics at the London School of Economics
– Shane Tedjarati, President and CEO of Global High Growth Regions at Honeywell
– Dr. Robert C. Henderson, Principal Consultant at The Henderson Consulting Group
– Sovaida Ma’ani-Ewing, Founding Director of the Center for Peace and Global Governance

A second panel, hosted by Jenna Nicholas, CEO of Impact Experience, looked at the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 crisis for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Panelists included:

– Desiree Akhavan, Co-Founder of Lazeez Bakery
– Ali Javid, Co-Founder of Wrapbook
– Bahia Overton, Founder of Bahia Honey
– Maryanne Fike, Co-Founder of bwe kafe and CEO of VIA Capital Partners
– Cyrus Greenall, Co-Founder and Director of Spectrum App

The second panel was followed by “A Unique Entrepreneurial and Spiritual Journey” — a one-on-one conversation between Payam and Steve Sarowitz, founder of Paylocity and producer of the film The Gate.

The panels also featured musical guest Lakan.

If you’d like to know more about Payam Zamani and, you might be interested in our podcast episode featuring him: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 5: Payam Zamani

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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