Whole Foods CEO really gets this capitalism thing

From a Reason Magazine interview with CEO of Whole Foods John Mackey:

We’ve created this wall in the world. On the one hand, we believe that not-for-profits and government are motivated by a deeper purpose—public service—and then on the other side of this wall, we have corporations and businesses, and they’re motivated strictly by selfishness and greed. And frankly, most young, idealistic people are more drawn toward the one that’s not motivated strictly by selfishness. I just think that’s a false dichotomy. I want to tear that wall down and get people to see that business is motivated by, or has the potential for, a deeper purpose.

Amen! This is what I was talking about.

” I like the quote by Michelangelo. He said, “Criticize through creating.” It’s easy to be a critic. It’s much harder to create something”

That’s a great lesson for me.

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