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Home Depot co-founder and major GOP donor Ken Langone says he feels 'betrayed' by Trump after Capitol riots

Kenneth Langone, co-founder of Home Depot Inc, speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas May 14, 2014. SALT is produced by SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Billionaire GOP donor Ken Langone told CNBC he feels betrayed by President Donald Trump. The Home Depot co-founder vowed to support President-Elect Joe Biden after his inauguration. Langone has previously been vocal in his support for conservative causes and Trump specifically. Vi...
Tags: Home Depot, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Las Vegas, Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Home Depot Inc, SkyBridge Capital, US Capitol, Ken Langone


Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, UK, Hollywood, Science, Instagram, US, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Autism, News UK, Stem Cells, Josh Brolin, Fda, Mel Gibson


People are calling to boycott Home Depot after its co-founder said he was voting for Trump and encouraged others to do the same

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said he was supporting a second term for President Trump and explained why other Americans should do similarly.
Tags: Home Depot, News, Trump, Bernie Marcus


Home Depot Has Long Dominated America’s Newest Pastime: Home Improvement Projects

It all started with a firing--a very foolish one. In 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were executives at Handy Dan, a home improvement chain based in Southern California. Despite the business being very profitable, the pair had begun to tinker with a new idea. By lowering prices, they found, the stores' volume shot up,...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Perspective, Southern California, Arthur Blank, Bernie Marcus, Home Depot Has Long Dominated America, Handy Dan


LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and his billions are disrupting the Democratic Party

Reid Hoffman. Tony Avelar/AP Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman is a major Democratic donor, and has become a key figure in raising money and power. But, as Vox's Theodore Schleifer reports, his approach hasn't always been popular among Democratic operatives. Hoffman's main focus seems to be on unseating Trump — but it's unclear how, or if, he will stay involved beyond 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Billionaires are pouring money into both sides of the 202...
Tags: Home Depot, Florida, Virginia, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Oxford, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Democratic


How JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon came close to running Home Depot nearly 20 years ago

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Home Depot's cofounder: "I've invested 15 years in finance. I can't just walk away." Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time and Xinhua/Zou Zheng via Getty Images JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came somewhat close to running Home Depot in the late '90s, according to the home-improvement retailer's founder Arthur Blank.Blank wrote in his book "Good Company" that Dimon was his "first choice" to replace him at the company's helm. The Home Depot foun...
Tags: Home Depot, Finance, Trends, Atlanta, Retail, General Electric, Jamie Dimon, Marcus, JPMorgan Chase, Blank, Jack Welch, The Home Depot, Continental Airlines, Arthur Blank, Ken Langone, Dimon


Inside the story of Ben Hill: the fictional executive and hotline used by Home Depot's founders to listen to customer backlash

"Our job is to make every single customer happy," Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank told Business Insider. Courtesy of The Home Depot Early Home Depot shoppers called Ben Hill, a fictional executive, in order to voice their grievances about negative store experiences. Cofounder Arthur Blank wrote in his book "Good Company" that merchandising expert Pat Farrah came up with the name after seeing it on a sign off I-285 in Georgia. Home Depot's cofounders would take the "Ben Hill calls" themse...
Tags: Home Depot, California, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Marcus, Bernie, Blank, Farrah, The Home Depot, Arthur Blank, Ken Langone, Ben Hill


Republican Billionaire’s Group Pushes Unproven COVID-19 Treatment Trump Promoted

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A conservative business group founded by a prolific Republican political donor is pressuring the White House to greenlight an unproven COVID-19 treatment, saying in an online petition that the country has plants in the U.S. ready to produce a drug but can’t because of “red tape, regulation, and a dysfuncti...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, White House, America, Bloomberg, Fox, Healthcare, Arizona, Treasury, Fox News, Fda, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a calling for the event's cancellation, saying, "Ellison's support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle's core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and ethical business conduct." Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, a...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ellison


Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison


27 books by billionaires to read in 2020 that will teach you how to build a fortune and run the world

Take more than a page from the super-wealthy and successful by reading the books they wrote. The books on this list include recent releases, including "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence" by Blackstone co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman.  Work your way through each of these 27 books to learn more about how these recognizable people achieved the seemingly impossible.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, New York City, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Ted, Cnn, Commerce


Jeff Bezos might lose his spot as the world's richest person as Amazon shares tank. Here's how he makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos might lose his position as the wealthiest person alive after a disappointing earnings report sent both Amazon's share price and the CEO's net worth on a downward spiral on October 25. The company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $110 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space explorat...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Washington Post, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Manhattan, Warren Buffett, Zappos, Jeff Bezos


Amazon is about to release its earnings. Here's how CEO Jeff Bezos makes and spends his billions.

Amazon is set to release its quarterly earnings after markets close Thursday afternoon. The company's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $110 billion, according to Bloomberg. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company Blue Origin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Washington Post, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Manhattan, Warren Buffett, Zappos, Jeff Bezos


The Challenging Combination Of Brand And Founder

We live in a hyper 24-hour news cycle and social media feed of opinion, reaction, ratings, retribution and results. And unless your brand is intentionally a “hostile brand”, you must beware of the swift and awesome backlash that comes with negative publicity. Sometimes these scandals surround the brand’s founder and often involve claims of sexual harassment, impropriety or racism. In many of these cases, the founder’s identity and the brand’s identity are essentially one in the same. As Mark ...
Tags: New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Howard Schultz, Graham, John, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, James Dyson, Kfc, Dollar Shave Club, Michael Dubin, Branding, Thomas, Wendy, Wynn, Billy Graham


I Love Capitalism!

I N ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, we all feel a bit entitled. “Entitlement, writes John Townsend in The Entitlement Cure, “is the belief that I am exempt from responsibility and I am owed special treatment.” It’s about choosing the easy way instead of the hard way. Ultimately capitalism is about personal responsibility, ownership, and commitment. That can be hard to swallow in an age that encourages entitlement. Ken Langone, the now-billionaire co-founder of Home Depot among other accomplishments, wrote...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, Leadership, Instagram, John, Angie, Louis Pasteur, John Townsend, Kai Ryssdal, Bucknell, Ken Langone, Headley, General Business, Bernie Marcus, Langone, Pressprich


Brand Leadership Requires Self-Awareness

Companies find it enormously difficult to maintain self-awareness as the crises of growth hit and to make a realistic assessment of their vulnerabilities. To maintain self-awareness, brand leaders must watch out for the following problems: 1. Fundamental Measures Are Missing. Companies assess their health on the outside with lots of outcome measures (profit, revenues, customer counts, market share, average prices, and so on), but they don’t take good stock of the health of the core with nonfi...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, America, Walmart, Intel, Dell, Jeff Bezos, Andy Grove, Branding, Marcus, McDonald, San Diego California, The Home Depot, Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, Arthur Blank


​Marcus Foundation donates $38 million to establish brain institute in Colorado

The Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus gave the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus $38 million to improve its programs for military veterans and their families. The five-year commitment will go toward creating a Marcus Institute for Brain Health at CU Anschutz. The center will open this summer to serve veterans with traumatic brain injury and related psychological health issues. “Our intent is to build a network of healing for those who served our country and suffer the invisible...
Tags: Colorado, CU Anschutz, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Marcus Foundation, Bernie Marcus, Marcus Institute for Brain Health


HUFFPOST HILL - Sean Spicer Assaults Truth, Personal Demons

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! In his first press conference since he curbstomped the truth in front of a live audience, Sean Spicer refused to rule out invading a country; he said the White House is entitled to “disagree with the facts” and appeared to suffer a minor nervous meltdown ― but everything’s A-OK because he smiled and called on Julie Pace. Marco Rubio’s statement supporting Rex Tillerson’s nomination becau...
Tags: Home Depot, Japan, Florida, Isis, News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Politico, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, ExxonMobil


John Bolton's Super PAC Spent Millions On Senators Who Might Vote To Confirm Him

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Tags: Home Depot, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Cotton, Iran, United Nations, PAC, Manhattan, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Usaid, Huffington Post


A Field Guide To Identifying A White Nationalist

WASHINGTON ― White nationalists tried repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign to sanitize their language to appeal to mainstream voters as they threw their efforts behind electing Donald Trump.   White nationalists who tried to play down their white nationalism won a victory this week as the president-elect not only chose Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist ― a man who heads a website that regularly airs white nationalist viewpoints ― but man...
Tags: News, Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Taylor, Adolf Hitler, Breitbart News, Huffington Post, Jim Crow, Ucla, Miller, Trump, Breitbart, Jared Taylor, Pilgrim, Dana Liebelson


Every Brand Needs A Champion At The Top

For brands to succeed today, they need a “champion” at the top. Someone who leads the charge, casts the vision, and sets the standards; but is careful not to over shadow the brand itself or steal the spotlight. The champion must remain in service to the brand. This role goes beyond that of the CMO and usually falls upon the CEO or the founder. The key criteria for the brand champion is not the craftsmanship of the marketing strategy (which IS the role of the CMO) but the absolute, unwavering...
Tags: US, CMO, Walmart, Nasa, Earth, Ford, Chrysler, Johnson, Kennedy, Branding, Marcus, Nixon, Walton, Hollywood California, Bentonville Arkansas, Lee Iacocca


How CEO’s Shape Brand Perceptions

In a previous article, “The Life and Times of the CMO,” we addressed the importance, and often unrecognized contribution of the Chief Marketing Officer in driving today’s brands. However, the opposite is often the case with the Chief Executive Officer. In today’s marketplace, it’s not uncommon to see the vision and convictions of the CEO on full display via advertising, public relations or social media that, in effect, shape the brand’s perceptions in ways that may or may not be scripted int...
Tags: Apple, Home Depot, Cook, Steve Jobs, Atlanta, Fbi, Ford, Tim Cook, Ibm, Dodge, James Dyson, Ford Motor, Henry Ford, Branding, Forbes, Marcus


Home Depot Co-Founder Endorses Donald Trump

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has endorsed Donald Trump for president, but Marcus is no longer the CEO or chairman of the home improvement chain. [Author: [email protected] (Dan Evon)]
Tags: Donald Trump, Marcus, Dan Evon, Home Depot Co, Bernie Marcus


Home Depot Founder Endorses Donald Trump

In a major upset for liberal queer ladies like myself nationwide, it looks like Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus is backing Donald Trump—a man who my colleague Patrick Redford once told me looked like “enraged mortadella loaf” during a conversation on Slack—as his business’ candidate.Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Lgbt, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, 2016 Presidential primary, Bernie Marcus


Home Depot Co-Founder's Advice to Trump: Start Changing Your Tone

During an interview with Neil Cavuto on the FOX Business Network, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said Donald Trump needs to change his behavior on the campaign trail, in order to gain the support of more GOP voters. "I think Trump had better get his act together if he's going to get Republicans to vote for him," Marcus said.
Tags: Gop, Donald Trump, Marcus, Trump, Neil Cavuto, Home Depot Co, FOX Business Network Home Depot, Bernie Marcus