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John Mackey on Conscious Capitalism and Doing Good



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Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to CEO John Mackey about how to be conscious of how your actions affect the world around you, the Stoic’s concept of the “circles of concern,” why you should do as much good as you can in the world, and more.

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John Mackey is the original, current, and sole CEO of Whole Foods Markets, which he founded in 1980 and has parented to Fortune 500 status, employing over 90,000 people across 450+ stores in the US, Canada, and the UK. Mackey is the co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-authored the NYT and WSJ best-sellers Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership, which encourage businesses and leaders to be grounded in principles of ethical consciousness. John embraces a humble lifestyle, despite having the means to live otherwise. In 2006, John cut his annual salary to $1, donates all his stock options to charity, walks to work, cooks his own food, and meditates daily. 

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