Monday, Oct 26, 2020 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
In his new book, Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, Arthur Blank, shares a vision and a roadmap for values-based business.
Blank will join our partner, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, for a Zoom Live event to discuss “Good Company,” on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8 PM (EST). The author will appear in conversation with GPB's Virginia Prescott.
This program is presented in partnership with the Atlanta History Center and the National JCC Literary Consortium. Tickets include a copy of “Good Company." Price covers shipping.
Arthur Blank’s book proceeds will go to The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia in perpetuity with an initial contribution of $300,000 to celebrate the memoir’s publication this fall.
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
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 readers 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."
About the Author
Blank founded The Home Depot in 1978 and is now widely recognized for his diverse business portfolio. In addition to the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Blank’s Family of Businesses includes the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons; MLS’s Atlanta United; the nationwide PGA TOUR Superstore; three ranches in Montana, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch and Paradise Valley Ranch; and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which hosted the 2019 Super Bowl and is home to the Falcons and Atlanta United.