A Conversation with John Mackey of Whole Foods Market – an Entrepreneur With Heart

A Conversation with John Mackey of Whole Foods Market – an Entrepreneur “With Heart”…

As I am preparing to attend John Mackey’s C3 Summit, a ConsciousCapitalism.com event empowered by John Mackey, I wanted to give you a glimpse of this wonderful entrepreneur’s mind (and heart) set…

John has devoted the better part of his 56 years to the seemingly friendly and peace-loving world of selling natural foods. He has lived in a vegetarian co-op and studied yoga and meditation. He is a leading practitioner of empowerment management. Yet, as CEO of Whole Foods Market, Inc. he has built an $8 billion Fortune 500 company that is now one of the top 20 supermarket companies in America. He has out-maneuvered nearly every other entrant into the natural foods marketplace, eventually purchasing most of them. No wonder Business Week entitled its 1998 profile of Mackey: “Peace, love, and the bottom line.”

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  1. Hallot
    Hallot says:

    I loved Mr Mackey’s philosophy. I Love to think of myself as a ‘Marxist-with-a-Socialist-Conscience’ and Love to feel I am following my ‘BLISS’. I would like to know how I could breach the gap? At present I might be considered abjectly poor materially, but I believe this measure cannot be in place for long. Recently I wanted to apply for the Buckminster Fuller Competition, but when looking at the application form it asked for a country and I at present are between two. It did upset me as I had worked long and hard, but true to the laws of attraction and attracting ‘Marxist-with-a-Socialist-Consciences’s’ my professor wanted what I was doing for a social project and it made sense to hand it over, after all, this year I have been assisted by many people just for the love of it. Profits? Well sooner or later my Karmic bank will overflow into the material. Still not sure how to gel being a ‘Marxist-with-a-Socialist-Conscience’ and ‘ConsciousCapitalism’?

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