Bruce Philp's Consumer Republic: National Business Book Award Winner
On stage, Philp brings Consumer Republic to life, giving real world examples and stories that take audiences from consumerism's 17th century birth to the rise of social media. The soul of consumerism, Philp says, has always been political. The marketplace is a political arena, with corporations running for us in the hopes we will vote with our wallets. However, our votes are only meaningful if we understand how powerful they truly are—which is why consumer awareness is of paramount importance. Now, as we enter a post-digital marketplace, the relationship between consumers and corporations are more important than ever, and Philp, new award in hand, is leading the way.