Business For Buddhas | Susan Griffin-Black | TEDxSFState

Business For Buddhas | Susan Griffin-Black | TEDxSFState

Susan Griffin-Black was born to be her own boss. From her first endeavor at age eight selling lemonade to fund Beatles tickets to co-owning two successful clothing stores at age twenty-one, her driving sense of beauty and style was her guide. She followed her passion for design to San Francisco where she owned clothing stores that carried her own line of clothing and designed several lines for Esprit. It was on a trip to Europe that she first encountered essential oils in an apothecary shop and the love affair that would guide the next twenty years of her life began. She studied aromatherapy and the chemistry of perfumes and acquired her own collection of tiny glass bottles filled with flower and plant essences. When Bloomingdale’s asked her to make essential oil mixes for their holiday gift guide, Susan felt a dream had come true. Her dedication to Buddhism and its simple but elusive eightfold path has guided her decision-making in business as well as life. Susan Griffin-Black was born to be her own boss. From her first endeavor at age eight selling lemonade to fund Beatles tickets to co-owning two successful clothing stores at age twenty-one, her driving sense of beauty and style was her guide. She followed her passion for design to San Francisco where she owned clothing stores that carried her own line of clothing and designed several lines for Esprit. It was on a trip to Europe that she first encountered essential oils in an apothecary shop and the love affair that would guide the next twenty years of her life began. She studied aromatherapy and the chemistry of perfumes and acquired her own collection of tiny glass bottles filled with flower and plant essences. When Bloomingdale’s asked her to make essential oil mixes for their holiday gift guide, Susan felt a dream had come true. Her dedication to Buddhism and its simple but elusive eightfold path has guided her decision-making in business as well as life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at x

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