The Score at Halftime: Mackey 1, Byrne 0
It's interesting to contrast the heartfelt (if belated) apology released today by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey with the swinish, sick rant unleashed by Patrick Byrne yesterday.
Both engaged in inappropriate, probably illegal conduct on message boards. Mackey is starting to "get it," while Byrne is in a paranoid haze of denial.
Contrast too the internal investigation launched by the board of Whole Foods with the inaction of the famously inert Overstock.com board of directors.
That's the difference, I guess, between integrity and sleaze.
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