To live more simply is to unburden our lives -- to live more lightly, cleanly, aerodynamically. It is to establish a more direct, unpretentious and unencumbered relationship with all aspects of our lives: the things that we consume, the work that we do, our relationships with others, our connections with nature and the cosmos, and more. --Duane Elgin

A Dollar A Year CEO

A Dollar A Year CEO

Feb 19, 2007-- In a letter sent November 2006, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey announced that he would take nothing more than a $1 annual salary, donating the rest and all future stock options to the company's two foundations. "The tremendous success of Whole Foods Market has provided me with far more money than I ever dreamed I'd have and far more than is necessary for either my financial security or personal happiness," said Mackey. "I am now 53 years old and I have reached a place in my life where I no longer want to work for money, but simply for the joy of the work itself and to better answer the call to service that I feel so clearly in my own heart." (3372 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionIn a debate that follows, Mackey lays out his personal vision of the social responsibility of business. Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman responds, as does T.J. Rodgers, the founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor. [more]



Quote Bulletin


Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 159,566 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Dec 25: George's Best Friend: A Christmas Story (16,594 reads) Jan 6: Letter to Tomorrow (2,957 reads) Jan 15: Two Types of Heartbreak (2,877 reads) Feb 4: The Science of a Meaningful Life: Top 10 Insights from 2022 (4,513 reads) Jan 5: Otto Scharmer on The Four Levels of Listening (2,479 reads)

More ...