Built from Scratch by Bernie Marcus audiobook

Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

By Bernie Marcus  and Arthur Blank , with Bob Andelman
Read by Mike Chamberlain

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11.83 Hours Unabridged
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When a friend told Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank that "you've just been hit in the ass by a golden horseshoe," they thought he was crazy. After all, both had just been fired. What the friend, Ken Langone, meant was that they now had the opportunity to create the kind of wide-open warehouse store that would help spark a consumer revolution through low prices, excellent customer service, and wide availability of products. Built from Scratch is the story of how two incredibly determined and creative people—and their associates—built a business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in sales in a mere twenty years. Built from Scratch tells many colorful stories associated with The Home Depot's founding and meteoric rise; shows that a company can be a tough, growth-oriented competitor and still maintain a high sense of responsibility to the community; and provides great lessons useful to people in any business, from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

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When a friend told Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank that "you've just been hit in the ass by a golden horseshoe," they thought he was crazy. After all, both had just been fired. What the friend, Ken Langone, meant was that they now had the opportunity to create the kind of wide-open warehouse store that would help spark a consumer revolution through low prices, excellent customer service, and wide availability of products.

Built from Scratch is the story of how two incredibly determined and creative people—and their associates—built a business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in sales in a mere twenty years.

Built from Scratch tells many colorful stories associated with The Home Depot's founding and meteoric rise; shows that a company can be a tough, growth-oriented competitor and still maintain a high sense of responsibility to the community; and provides great lessons useful to people in any business, from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

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Author Bio: Bernie Marcus

Author Bio: Bernie Marcus

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Author Bio: Arthur Blank

Author Bio: Arthur Blank

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Author Bio: Bob Andelman

Author Bio: Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen biographical, business, management, self-help, and sports books. He has been a regular correspondent for Businessweek, Newsweek, and the St. Petersburg Times at different times in his career. Since February 2007 he has also produced and hosted the extremely popular Mr. Media online TV/radio interview show.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English