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John Mackey

John Mackey Debates Ayn Rand, Self-Interest and Narcissism

John Mackey Debates Ayn Rand, Self-Interest and Narcissism

As those regular readers know we have a love hate affair with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.  While we wish more corporations were like Whole Foods, espousing values for more than just stockholders and a triple bottom line approach (people, planet and profit) to success, there aren’t. If there were, Mackey’s consistent willingness to step on […]

John Mackey What Are You Talking About

John Mackey What Are You Talking About

  While in Boston promoting his new book Conscious Capitalism, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey proclaimed:  “If we allow it, I have no doubt capitalism will wipe out poverty and illiteracy,” Mackey said. “Humanity has been lifted up by business and yet it has been completely hijacked by its enemies who create a narrative that business is […]

Mackey, Obamacare, Fascism and Why He's Still A Vision for the Future

Mackey, Obamacare, Fascism and Why He’s Still A Vision for the Future

As anyone who knows NBN understands, we’re not in the habit of defending people who say incredibly stupid things about an incredible simple issue such as national health care.  Yet as more and more people consider whether shopping at Whole Foods is like feeding Sheldon Adelson Beluga caviar, it’s important to come to Mackey’s defense even while […]

Mackey’s Chat Room Escapades; Much Ado About Nothing

Death to Rahodeb We have a uniquely minority viewpoint in regards to John Mackey’s investor chat room fun.  When company is raked over the coals for things like Mackey’s internet interludes, while others are routinely applauded for massive layoffs, perhaps the business media has been duped by too many fancy cocktail parties or lunches to […]

Whole Foods Anti-Trust Regulatory Review Leaves Us Confuse

Before beginning we want to admit to any new readers, that when it comes to Whole Foods, NBN is the nerd in the schoolyard who loves it when the bully gets in trouble.  In other words we’re fond of slapping Whole Foods around when the company acts a bit holier than thou. Yet for the […]

Whole Foods Buys Wild Oats for $565 Million

Whole Foods Buys Wild Oats for $565 Million

While here  at NBN we’ve been predicting the sale of Wild Oats for more than year, last week, when we wrote “sooner or later some mid-size conventional chain will be more than happy (desperate, really) to buy Oats for top dollar little did we guess that the buyer was going to be none other than […]