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Francis Stanton Blake is an American businessman and lawyer, who was the chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014. Prior to this he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric. He was a longtime protégé of Robert Nardelli.
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300 Arguments
Sarah Manguso - 2017-02-07
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A stunning collection of aphorisms from acclaimed essayist Sarah Manguso, covering topics such as grief, bad art, happiness, and gratitude. Manguso's compression of words offers remarkable insight into our psychological and spiritual state. Despite appearing as unrelated, the grouping of pieces forms a powerful and masterful arrangement that challenges traditional wisdom literature.
Frank Blake
Bounces around with different observations, some of which you go, god, that’s brilliant and some of it, eh.      source
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Cultural Amnesia
Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
Clive James - 2007-03-17
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Explore the core of Western humanism with this encyclopedic A-Z masterpiece, Cultural Amnesia. Discover the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century through Clive James' insightful writing. With Montaigne-like prose, James rescues and occasionally destroys their careers, leaving the reader with a fresh perspective on our modern world. This international bestseller is a must-read for those seeking to better understand Western civilization.
Frank Blake
Such a great observer of different writers, and it makes you want to read all of the source material that he’s writing about.      source
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-16
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Discover the secrets to taking your company from good to great through the groundbreaking research conducted by Jim Collins and his team. Delve into the distinguishing characteristics of elite companies that achieved long-term sustained performance and beat the general stock market by seven times. Uncover surprising findings on leadership, simplicity in strategy, discipline, technology, and more. This book will challenge your beliefs about what it takes to transform a company and leave you with a newfound perspective on management strategy and practice.
Frank Blake
As a business person, I love Good to Great.      source
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Built from Scratch
How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion
Bernie Marcus - 1999-04-27
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Learn how two determined individuals and their associates built a business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in sales in just 20 years. "Built from Scratch" tells the colorful stories and important lessons behind the founding and meteoric rise of The Home Depot, including the importance of customer service, giving back to the community, and sticking to your values as a company. This firsthand account offers a great read for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, or business strategy.
Frank Blake
Very meaningful to me, not only because it’s the story of the founding of the Home Depot, but also because of my start as the CEO of Home Depot.      source