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Economist Mark Skousen attended the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit this week, and he relays the lessons taken away from this elite gathering of entrepreneurs.

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Does Business Need a New Brand?

Economist Mark Skousen attended the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit this week, and he relays the lessons taken away from this elite gathering of entrepreneurs.

â??Capitalism is awesome!â?ť — John Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

This week I was a guest of John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, to attend the 10th anniversary of the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit in Austin, Texas. It was an incredible opportunity to listen to some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country who have adopted a â??stakeholderâ?ť philosophy of improving the lives of workers, executives, suppliers, customers and investors.

Top CEOs included:

Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerryâ??s, the socially active ice cream company based in Vermont. He said that taking stands on issues (his company supported â??Occupy Wall Streetâ?ť several years ago) has not hurt the companyâ??s bottom line. In fact, Ben & Jerryâ??s has higher profit margins than any of its competitors.

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Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. Heâ??s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and â??Austrianâ?ť economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions â?? and has often been proved right.

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Does Business Need a New Brand?

“Capitalism is awesome!” — John Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

This week I was a guest of John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, to attend the 10th anniversary of the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit in Austin, Texas. It was an incredible opportunity to listen to some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country who have adopted a “stakeholder” philosophy of improving the lives of workers, executives, suppliers, customers and investors.

Top CEOs included:

Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, the socially active ice cream company based in Vermont. He said that taking stands on issues (his company supported “Occupy Wall Street” several years ago) has not hurt the company’s bottom line. In fact, Ben & Jerry’s has higher profit margins than any of its competitors.

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