Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, spoke to a packed house about Home Depot's "blood orange" culture at the March 27th Terry Leadership Speakers Series in the UGA Chapel.
The theme that runs through all of Blank’s ventures is a commitment to a customer-first, principled culture.
“The best advice I can give you or anybody is don’t focus on your résumé, focus on your eulogy,” Blank said. “As you build your career and your life, think about what you want people to say about you when you’re not here. If you live that way throughout your life, in your career and personally, you’re going to make a lot good choices in terms of your values and your principles. You’re all probably going to be very successful financially, I just recommend that you don’t compromise your values, your integrity and your principles along the way.”