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Rest in Peace, John Shields Jr.

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By Kim Shepherd, CEO

I often speak of the amazing culture at Trader Joe’s. They have embraced top-down/bottom-up empowerment like few other companies.

John Shields Jr., the CEO who took the company from $132 million to $2 billion, passed away last week. He is one of my heroes. Early on, he broke from the norm and visited every one of his employees with the question “What are we doing at the office to screw you up?”

Rest in peace Mr. Shields.

See more in this article from the L.A. Times

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