By Arthur M. Blank, Cofounder of The Home Depot
William Morrow (2020)
A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller
A Barnes & Noble 2020 Business Book of the Year
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.
When Arthur M. Blank left The Home Depot he had 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.
The best decision I made on my book project was selecting Ellen Daly to be my writing partner. Her intuitive understanding of the core values and almost-spiritual connection to my vision for this book from the start have made all the difference. Her talent and skill will always be remembered, but it is the creation of a lifelong friendship with her that I will cherish most.
“We are all presented with the choice to mend the world . . .
to bring it one step closer toward a harmonious state of being. I invite you to take note of the story of this fine American who chose to do just that.
President Jimmy Carter, from the Foreword
“Arthur’s guiding truth is timeless . . .
humbly listening to and learning from customers and associates in any business leads to lasting connections that forge successful companies that also become trusted, valued citizens of the communities they serve.”
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“Good Company is a breath of fresh air . . .
This read will resonate with business leaders, entrepreneurs, political leaders, and even parents who seek to find the beauty in life and work combined. As Arthur Blank shares what it means to be a true servant leader, never trading the pursuit of good for the pursuit of profits, he inspires us all to seek our true passions, lead with integrity and earn our place as leaders by putting the needs of others first.”
Roz Brewer, COO and group president, Starbucks Coffee Company