Last month, Motley Fool co-founder and CEO Tom Gardner traveled to Austin, Texas, to interview John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM).

As the founder of Whole Foods, Mackey has led the company from a single, small store in 1980 to what is today a multibillion-dollar player in the grocery business.

In the following video, find out why Mackey believes that at founder-led companies, "the business is like their kids." (A transcript is provided below; running time: 2:23.)