The organic food giant’s CEO John Mackey’s new book touts a vision of making money and doing well. But is the story of Whole Foods a path for all businesses to follow or just an interesting individual case study?
Mackey says a Conscious Capitalist focuses on one or more of four ideals — the good, the true, the beautiful, and the heroic — and on aligning the interests of all "stakeholders." But just what business should emulate is unclear.
With the health-care debate bogged down in mindless town hall confrontations and the President reassuring us his plan for health care reform will work—just as soon as he creates it—where can Americans turn for innovative ideas in health care? Having organically grown his business from a failing granola shop in Austin into a nationwide phenomenon, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey knows a thing or two about running a solvent business while taking care of his people. And when it comes to health-care reform, Mackey says, the President and Congress are moving in the wrong direction.