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Insider Tips from the CEO of Hobby Lobby
Conventional leadership wisdom says Hobby Lobby shouldn't work. So why does it?
David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby and an unlikely leader, grew his company from a $600 start-up to an $8 billion company that gives 50 percent of its profits away to fund initiatives all over the world. He blazed his own path in business, drawn not from business gurus but from the pages of Scripture.
In this inspirational book, David Green challenges talented leaders with hearts committed to Christ to consider this question:
What if God wants to use you to do a new, even greater work?
To raise up and encourage the next generation of leaders, David Green shares 12 unconventional principles that drive Hobby Lobby. These core principles can open doors to greater success in business and life.
Whether you lead a business or a nonprofit, a small business or a multinational corporation, a start-up or a department, this book will show you how breaking the conventional rules of business may be the best decision you ever make.
About the Author
David Green borrowed $600 in 1970 to start making picture frames in a garage. He is now CEO of Hobby Lobby, which employs 50,000 people at 900 stores in 48 states and grosses $8 billion a year. The coauthor of Giving It All Away, Green received the World Changer award in 2013 and is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. David and his wife, Barbara, are the proud parents of three, grandparents of ten, and great-grandparents of seventeen (and counting). They live in Oklahoma City.
Bill High is the founder of Vyne Legacy--Family Fruit That Lasts. He is also the founder and executive chairman of The Signatry, a global Christian foundation. He speaks and consults regularly on the subject of family legacy, including leading biblically based workshops on the subject. Named one of the Top 25 Speakers in Philanthropy in 2015, High is part of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. Bill and his wife, Brooke, are the proud parents of four and grandparents of three. They live in the Kansas City area.
Leadership Not by the Book
12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results
by David Green, Bill High
Whether you lead a business or a nonprofit, a small business or a multinational corporation, a start-up or a department, this book will show you how breaking the conventional “rules” of business may be the best decision you ever make. This transformational book is for leaders and those that work for them or aspire to become one.