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Featuring an introduction by President Jimmy Carter

The Home Depot cofounder and owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS's Atlanta United shares a vision and a roadmap for values-based business.

Arthur M. Blank believes that for good companies, purpose and profit can - and should - go hand in hand. And he should know. Together with cofounder Bernie Marcus, Blank built The Home Depot from an idea and a dream to a $50 billion-dollar company, the leading home improvement retailer in the world. And even while opening a new store every 42 hours, they never lost sight of their commitment to care for their people and communities. 

In fact, in 2001, The Home Depot was voted America's most socially responsible company. Blank left The Home Depot that same year with a burning question: Could the values and culture that made that company great be replicated? Good Company takes listeners inside the story of how he did just that - turning around a struggling NFL team, rebooting a near-bankrupt retail chain, building a brand-new stadium, revitalizing a blighted neighborhood, launching a startup soccer club, and more.

"When good companies put the wellbeing of their customers, their associates, and their communities first, financial success will follow," Blank writes. "The entrepreneurs and business leaders of today and tomorrow have an extraordinary opportunity: to prove that through upholding values we can create value-for the company, for the customer, and for the community."

©2020 Arthur Blank (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Honest and insightful

As a life long Atlantan, I’ve never known as much behind the scenes good that Blank has done for our town. I’m ashamed to say that as both an Atlanta United and Falcons season ticket holder. I’m proud of the words Arthur put to paper and respect him and his organizations even more... despite finishing this book after another epic Falcons loss. Sorry Arthur. Time to shake things up and hold someone accountable.

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leadership must read

A powerful story of true leadership mentality focusing on what is really important. Highly recommend

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Read don’t listen

The book it’s self is good, but the narrator is robotic and terrible to listen to. 1st audible book I’ve returned

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Not good as a business book

I thought this book was going to be mostly about The Home Depot and the hardships of turning the company into what it is today. Instead, the book spreads out the story between all aspects of Blank's life, putting equal weight on THD as the other "hobby businesses". Very shallow and generic business lessons. This is more of a memoir.

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Great Story and Lesson for new Entrepreneur

Worked in THD for 9 years and everything in this book is the true reality of THD. We live our values and mentor our people to lead by example all the time. Great work Arthur!

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Great Book

We need more people like Arthur Blank in this world we live in both today and in the future

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Outstanding, A Must Read For Every Business

The values, dedication and experiences shared provide an outline for life everyone should aspire to achieve. Never accept comfort, look to grow, learn, teach and experience things you have not. To excel as a company it takes a team, conversations with open dialogue, ability to look beyond yourself and others to achieve greatness. You will not always win, you will make mistakes, but never stop trying or learning from others. Support one another, pay it forward and a fulfilled life both personally and professionally will be achieved.

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A must for all companies

loved it, narrator was great, not boring at all and a must have for all businesses.

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Inspirational, Bold, honest

A true statement to what it takes to leave a lasting legacy and a creative guide to bring value driven goals to life by helping others.