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Author Marcus, Bernie.

Title Built from scratch : how a couple of regular guys grew the Home Depot from nothing to $30 billion / Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, with Bob Andelman.

Publication Info. New York : Times Business, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  381 MARCUS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  381.45683 MARCUS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  381.4568 MARCUS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents "We Take Care of the Customer and Each Other" -- -- Two Regular Guys -- "We Can Finish Each Other's Sentences" -- Origins -- "You've Just Been Kicked in the Ass by a Golden Horseshoe" -- The Financier -- "My People Don't Drive Cadillacs" -- The Merchant, Act I -- "Never Be Satisfied with How Things Are" -- The First Stores -- "They Locked Me Up Because I Sold at Such Low Prices!" -- -- The Associates -- "Make Mistakes, Learn from Them, and Move On" -- The Customers -- "Let's Take a Walk and We'll Find It Together" -- Building the Brand -- "Low Prices Are Just the Beginning" -- The Competition -- "Market Dominance Is Important" -- Growth -- "It Was Like Basic Training; You Learned How to Do a Lot of Things, Then You Went to War and Improvised" -- The Merchant, Act II -- "Who Is Staring Out the Window, Wondering Where We Will Be in Five Years?" -- Strategic Partners -- "We Had to Be Psychologists, Lovers, Romancers, and Con Artists" -- How We Manage -- "You Are Wearing an Invinsible Collar" -- The Communities We Serve -- "Our Culture Is About Making Sure People Understand That They Are Empowered to Do What Is Right" -- -- The Future -- "Responding to Change Is One of the Reasons for the Success of The Home Depot" -- Legacy -- "We Took a Lot of Chances".
Subject Marcus, Bernie.
Blank, Arthur (Arthur M.)
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography.
Home Depot (Firm) -- History.
Do-it-yourself products industry -- United States -- History.
Building materials industry -- United States -- History.
Entrepreneurship -- United States -- Case studies.
Added Author Blank, Arthur (Arthur M.)
Andelman, Bob.
ISBN 0812930584
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