Join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as we celebrate 25 years of advancing liberty and opportunity for all people.
"I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in America is that people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy and selfish; just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image of business. It certainly is a false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap enough for the customers to buy it." — John Mackey
Join us Oct. 7 to hear John Mackey as he inspires businesses and organizations with his 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."
A Wall Street Journal best-seller, Mackey’s book “Conscious Capitalism” extolls four essential tenets for these organizations: higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership and conscious culture and management. Alan Murray writes in the Wall Street Journal, “At a time when the public reputation of big business has hit a dangerous low, surely the efforts of Messrs. Gates, Porter and Mackey — and even Ms. Nooyi — to make capitalism better can't be all bad.”
As Mackey puts it: "Free-market capitalism is one of the most powerful ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more. Let's not be afraid to climb higher."
Call Lorie Shane at 989-631-0900 for early sponsorship opportunities. Individual tickets will be available soon!