When Hubert joined Best Buy as CEO, the company was dying. But Hubert didn’t let that stop him. He embarked on a journey to turn the company around using his belief in stakeholder capitalism and conscious leadership to affect the kind of change that led Best Buy to be rated as one of the best places to work for. Explore how a commitment to a noble purpose, a refusal to accept zero-sum games, and a guiding framework of leadership principles changed the trajectory of success for Best Buy. Join Hubert and Walter as they look back on Hubert’s past work and dive into how it is taking him on his next journey as a Harvard Business School professor and thought leader, contributing to the necessary refoundation of business and capitalism around Purpose and Humanity.
Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy. He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Joly has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. by Glassdoor. He is the author of the upcoming book “The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism.”
An investor, mentor and advisor to the next generation of American food companies, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market Walter Robb has a long and varied entrepreneurial history, ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010 was named co-CEO along with John Mackey, at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. He is a passionate advocate for greater food access in underserved communities and founded the Whole Kids Foundation during his tenure as Co-CEO. In 2017, Robb transitioned his leadership focus to mentoring and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs through the creation of Stonewall Robb Advisors. Robb is an Executive in Residence at S2G Ventures and serves on the Board of Directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodMaven, Hungry, HeatGenie, Aphria, and Apeel Sciences.
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