Top Five Blogs of 2023

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Top Five Blogs of 2023

Dec 30, 2023

As we head into 2024, I’d like to revisit five blogs that resonated most with readers this past year:

The Value of Mentorship

In this blog, I talk about my greatest mentor: my dad, Bill Mackey. I have no doubt in my mind that Whole Foods would have failed in its earliest days without his mentorship, business experience, and guidance. Click here to read more about his irreplaceable mentorship.

The Day of Our IPO

This blog retells one of my favorite stories and one of the most important moments for both me and Whole Foods: the day of the Initial Public Offering. Read more about this day here.

Lead With Love

In this piece, I share my thoughts on a topic I am very passionate about: leadership and love. I discuss how the way we’ve historically talked about business doesn’t allow much room for love. If we want to begin to shift this narrative to one centered around love, it’s helpful to think about the qualities leaders must model and instill. Here I focus on the importance of appreciation, care, and generosity. Read more here.

Remote Work: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Here I share my opinion on a topic that can be controversial: remote work. I personally believe that being physically together in an office is critical for a healthy work culture, and that remote work should not be the primary form of work. Read more of my thoughts on this here.

70 Lessons for 70 Years

In honor of my 70th birthday, I shared 70 lessons. Read all 70 here.