Friday, January 25, 2013
7:45am Continental Breakfast
Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
CEO, Whole Foods
in conversation with Peter Guber
Chairman and CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The CEO of Whole Foods discusses why 21st century businesses must have a vision built on love and care—instead of fear and stress.
Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Patagonia, The Container Store. You shop there not only for the products they sell, but for their business philosophy.
In Conscious Capitalism, iconic CEO John Mackey and professor Raj Sisodia present the fundamental principles and practices of their bold new vision of conscious capitalism: businesses operating from a sense of higher purpose and prospering financially while also generating other critical forms of value—emotional, social, intellectual, ecological, financial, and spiritual. These are businesses built on love and care instead of fear and stress.
In his first visit to Live Talks Business, Mackey will tap into his decades of personal experience to explain how you can craft and make a vision for your company in order to gain a long-term competitive advantage.
Some of today’s best companies—Google, UPS, Southwest Airlines, Herman Miller, Bright Horizons, Patagonia, Panera, Starbucks, REI, Tata and others—are making this vision real. They’re not being politically correct. Rather, they understand that conscious capitalism is the ultimate path to long-term competitive advantage. They’re full-throated advocates for free markets, entrepreneurship, competition, and property rights. But they operate by a markedly different set of principles.
JOHN MACKEY is Co-CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market, the coauthor of the new book Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Conscious Capitalism. John has devoted most of his adult life to selling natural foods and building a better business model. He. helped build a $10 billion Fortune 500 company that is now one of the top 20 supermarket companies in America.
PETER GUBER is Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. Guber produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer. Peter Guber is Owner and Co-Executive Chairman of the NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, and Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the storied Major League Baseball franchise, together with Guggenheim and Magic Johnson.Guber is a weekly Entertainment and Media Analyst for Fox Business News and a full professor at UCLA. Guber’s recently published third book, Tell to Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, became an instant #1 NY Times bestseller.