John Mackey

A Quote by John Mackey on profit

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I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only acceptable justification for all corporate actions. The investors are not the only people who matter. Corporations can exist for purposes other than simply maximizing profits.

John Mackey

Source: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: http://www.reason.com/news/show/32239.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on business and corporate social responsibility

Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own.

John Mackey

Source: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: http://www.reason.com/news/show/32239.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on philanthropy

...there can be little doubt that a certain amount of corporate philanthropy is simply good business and works for the long-term benefit of the investors.

John Mackey

Source: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: http://www.reason.com/news/show/32239.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on john mackey, love, and fear

...follow your heart wherever it takes you. Choose love instead of fear. If you do, a wonderful life adventure awaits you! Carpe diem!

John Mackey

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A Quote by John Mackey on love, business, and conscious capitalism

To extend our love and care beyond our narrow self-interest is antithetical to neither our human nature nor our financial success. Rather, it leads to the further fulfillment of both. Why do we not encourage this in our theories of business and economics? Why do we restrict our theories to such a pessimistic and crabby view of human nature? What are we afraid of?

John Mackey

Source: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: http://www.reason.com/news/show/32239.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and conscious capitalism

Entrepreneurs create their businesses for a diversity of reasons. However, I believe that most of the greatest companies in the world also have great purposes which were discovered and/or created by their original founders and which still remain at the core of their business models. Having a deeper, more transcendent purpose is highly energizing for all of the various interdependent stakeholders, including the customers, employees, investors, suppliers, and the larger communities in which the business participates. While these deeper, more transcendent purposes have unique expressions at each business they also can be grouped into certain well known and timeless categories. Philosophy dates back to Plato the timeless ideals of “The Good”, “The True”, and “The Beautiful” that humanity has been seeking to create, discover, and express for thousands of years. If we add the ideal of “The Heroic” to the above three we have the framework of higher ideals which most great businesses seek to express in some form or fashion.

John Mackey

Source: Conscious Capitalism: Creating a New Paradigm for Business: http://www.wholefoods.com/blogs/jm/archives/2006/11/conscious_capit.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on conscious capitalism, stakeholders, consciousness, and business

Think in terms of creating value for all of our stakeholders simultaneously. All stakeholders are interdependent and connected together. When you do this, you are thinking with Second Tier (Integral) consciousness.

John Mackey

Source: The Upward Flow of Human Development: http://www.wholefoods.com/blogs/jm/archives/2006/05/the_upward_flow.html

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A Quote by John Mackey on business, conscious capitalism, purpose, customers, and profit

But we have not achieved our tremendous increase in shareholder value by making shareholder value the primary purpose of our business. In my marriage, my wife's happiness is an end in itself, not merely a means to my own happiness; love leads me to put my wife's happiness first, but in doing so I also make myself happier. Similarly, the most successful businesses put the customer first, ahead of the investors. In the profit-centered business, customer happiness is merely a means to an end: maximizing profits. In the customer-centered business, customer happiness is an end in itself, and will be pursued with greater interest, passion, and empathy than the profit-centered business is capable of.

John Mackey

Source: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: http://www.reason.com/news/show/32239.html

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