Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey
Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

74%

9 Critic Reviews

Light on ideology and long on thoughtful analysis—a good book to hand to the budding entrepreneur in the family.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

As seen on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In this book, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today’s best-known companies, they illustrate how these two forces can—and do—work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders: including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

These “Conscious Capitalism” companies include Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines, Costco, Google, Patagonia, The Container Store, UPS, and dozens of others. We know them; we buy their products or use their services. Now it’s time to better understand how these organizations use four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—to build strong businesses and help advance capitalism further toward realizing its highest potential.

As leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Mackey and Sisodia argue that aspiring leaders and business builders need to continue on this path of transformation—for the good of both business and society as a whole.

At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business grounded in a more evolved ethical consciousness, this book provides a new lens for individuals and companies looking to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.
 

About John Mackey

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John Mackey is co-CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods Market and cofounder of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc. He has devoted his life to selling natural and organic foods and to building a better business model. Dr. Rajendra (Raj) Sisodia is cofounder and trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and professor of marketing at Bentley University. He has authored seven books, including Firms of Endearment.
 
Published December 25, 2012 by Harvard Business Review Press. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Conscious Capitalism
All: 9 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Good
on Jan 24 2013

Light on ideology and long on thoughtful analysis—a good book to hand to the budding entrepreneur in the family.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Nov 26 2012

Mackey and Sisodia make a valiant effort to redeem a practice often tainted by greed and corruption and show that if the individuals managing the system commit to conscious capitalism, everyone benefits.

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WSJ online

Good
on Jan 16 2013

Even the most determined profit-maximizers may find ideas here that challenge deeply held beliefs.

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Huffington Post

Below average
Reviewed by Christine Bader on Jan 28 2013

Analysis of those two decisions, including the voices of the employees, activists, and communities involved, would have been more valuable to those interested in sustainable business than the well-meaning rhetoric of Conscious Capitalism.

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Seeking Alpha

Good
on Jan 24 2013

This book, already rising on the best-seller lists, is much more than a brilliant PR move for Whole Foods Market.

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Reason Magazine

Good
on Jan 28 2013

It is bristling with ideas just as provocative as the ones Mackey arrayed against Obamacare a few years back.

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Harvard Business Review

Above average
on Jan 14 2013

"Conscious Capitalism" is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey.

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The Motley Fool

Excellent
on Aug 04 2009

Mackey thinks that the human mind is infinitely creative, and that conscious capitalism creates new pathways to unleash that creativity. I believe he's right.

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Integral Leadership Review

Above average

My personal reflections on Conscious Capitalism are mixed.

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