A strong company culture prizes transparency, authenticity, and individuality, which in turn fosters an environment in which team members feel comfortable being themselves. This does not mean there should not be standards of professionalism and excellence, but it does mean that team members should have the space in which to play, make mistakes, and be creative.Read More
This is an email I sent to the KIND team this morning, encouraging empathy and bridge-building during a time of deep division within our country.
This past weekend, Americans elected Joe Biden the 46th U.S. President. I have long felt that President-elect Biden’s campaign messages echo KIND’s ethos and I am encouraged that this administration will champion the values that we at KIND, regardless of political party, hold dear.
I realize that this news does not hit everyone the same way. As I have said before, everyone has a home here at KIND. We must continue to model empathy and respectful listening and discourse, not only internally at KIND but also externally in our communities.Read More
We’ve decided today that KIND – in the United States and across the 32 countries where we now operate – will vote with our advertising dollars in favor of truth, fairness, civility, and kindness. Most immediately, KIND is joining the Stop Hate for Profit initiative started by Color of Change, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL, whose Board I serve on), and others. We will pause our Facebook and Instagram advertising across all product lines starting July 1st through the close of the month.Read More
As seen in Fast Company: Kind Snacks founder opens up about company culture in the age of COVID-19 and beyond
Our team has been working from home for over two months, and I’ve been stunned to observe how well the model is working. I’d like to attribute its success to Kind’s uniquely entrepreneurial culture, and I do believe this is playing a role in sustaining high levels of productivity, teamwork, and ingenuity. And other company leaders assure me we are not alone. They tell me that, generally speaking, their teams are working hard and nothing has fallen apart. Many of us are questioning whether an office culture is necessary…Read More
It’s About Damn Time for A Randomized COVID19 Test Study that Can Help Us Understand What We are Actually Dealing With
Our entire planet is paralyzed by this pandemic. The novel Coronavirus has overtaken our hospitals and overwhelmed our...Read More
We Need to Talk: Why KIND won’t be at Expo West, and why the Natural Foods community may need to re-examine our relationship with the organizers
KIND’s innovation line up is the most exciting and ambitious since our founding. I’ve enjoyed attending Expo West and...Read More