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RKG says ...
I believe in capitalism. I advocate capitalism. I support John Mackey.
01/18/2013 3:40:31 PM CST
Kerri Burnside says ...
While visiting Las Vegas for business, I made my usual trip to Whole Foods. (We do not have a Whole Foods in my community) The book Conscious Capitalism caught my attention. It was my lucky day because Mr. Mackey was schedule to speak that afternoon. I stayed for his presentation and want to thank him for inspiring me. After listening to him speak, I went home and started a mind, body, spirit newspaper and later opened a mind, body, spirit gift store. In less than a year both are growing rapidly. Thank you for inspiring me to create my dreams!
04/17/2014 6:09:08 PM CDT
Larry Mandelberg says ...
I purchased Conscious Capitalism on January 18, 2013 and have been struggling with it ever since. While I couldn’t agree more with your writing, I approach the subject from an entirely different perspective – organizational sustainability. As a 5th generation family business owner, I’ve spent 40+ years pondering what makes businesses fail and believe I’ve figured out how to measure the capacity of an organization to create and sustain profitable growth, and not just top line revenue or profits (e.g. geographic, social value, market penetration, etc.). The principles on which Conscious Capitalism is built mirror the results of my research and approach to helping businesses create sustainability. More than that, I believe with the proper leadership, a job exists for every person who wants to work that they will love and where their employers and managers will treat them with the appropriate amount of respect, appreciation and care. I believe ‘help wanted ads’ need to be as common as 78rpm records; and with the right form of organizational structure, leadership and governance, that is an achievable goal. We are at a rare turning point whose impact has not been seen since the shift from an agrarian economy to an industrial economy. I would fiercely like to discuss my thoughts, theory and research with you and get your feedback. It is my hope that you will accept my request and we can have a direct dialogue about this critical issue our free-market economy is facing. Thank you.
05/20/2014 2:02:15 PM CDT

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