John Mackey

We've always tried to be good citizens in the communities that we do business in.John Mackey

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Message boards are like going to a Halloween masquerade party. Everybody has a screen name.John Mackey

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We do take seriously our responsibility, and growing ability, to educate people about healthy eating and giving them greater access to nourishing and affordable fresh food.John Mackey

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Free enterprise capitalism has been the most powerful creative system of social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, but its perception and its role in society have been distorted.John Mackey

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The way yogurt works is you take the old yogurt culture and you put it in milk. You have to put enough of the old culture in, and then that old culture will convert the milk into yogurt.John Mackey

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I've been doing long-distance backpacking since 2002 when I hiked the Appalachian Trail. You start to calm down and relax and get into the slower rhythm of nature.John Mackey

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People in America are addicted to sugar and to fat and to salt.John Mackey

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Any type of political ideology is going to have a lot of different variants of it.John Mackey

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Whole Foods has a good health care plan.John Mackey

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I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that's not always true the other way around.John Mackey

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The stakeholder approach to business sees integration rather than separation, and sees how things fit together.John Mackey

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The way most people approach business - and the way they mostly teach in business school - involves the analytical mind. It divides it up and looks at parts in isolation.John Mackey

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At a lot of companies founded on principles, the notion of making money is almost antithetical to the ethos of the place. From the very beginning, our business has existed to meet the needs and desires of multiple constituencies: customers, team members, vendors, shareholders, the community.John Mackey

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The right actions undertaken for the right reasons generally lead to good outcomes over time.John Mackey

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I'm very encouraged by millennials and their drive to make the world a better place.John Mackey

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To me, you make a tradeoff. It might be a little bit more expensive. But you're getting a better tasting, higher quality food that's going to be better for your health and better for the environment.John Mackey

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In general, when you travel, you get into a different reality and are able to more accurately reflect on your ordinary life. Hiking does that for me.John Mackey

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The more profit we make, the more stores we can open, the more donations we can make to our community, the more responsible citizens we can be for the environment. It's all interactive. It's all connected together. There's no separation.John Mackey

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A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health-care problems. It's the most important solution.John Mackey

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At the end of the day, the quality of life is all we have, and it's just as important to that lobster, the quality of life that it lives - even if it's not as long - as the quality of your life.John Mackey

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I was looking for the meaning of life when I was in college. And my deal with my dad was as long as I was taking a full course load, then he would pay. And the times that I wasn't taking a full course load, then I was off the dole and I was working.John Mackey

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It's competition that forces companies to get out of their complacency.John Mackey

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What I know is that we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care; it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate. It's not based on voluntary exchange. The government is directing it.John Mackey

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Food is intensely pleasurable, and people are afraid that if they change the way they eat, they'll stop having pleasure.John Mackey

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Libertarians are constantly arguing with each other who is the most pure libertarian and who is most ideologically pure.John Mackey

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I started out young and idealistic, and it was all about social justice and fair distribution of resources. I didn't understand why everybody couldn't be equally prosperous.John Mackey

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Starting my own business was kind of a wakeup call in a number of different ways. I had to meet a payroll every week, and we had to satisfy customers, and we had competitors that we had to compete with in order to have those customers come into our stores, and we had to compete with other employers for our employees.John Mackey

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I really do believe that America has this weight problem - obesity issues - and we have all these diseases that we get - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases - that are primarily lifestyle diseases.John Mackey

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I really think people should live to be 100 years old pretty much disease-free. I think that's our genetic potential.John Mackey

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I've been amazed at how quickly people can heal themselves, actually.John Mackey

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