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.