Insightful quotes by David Green the founder of arts and crafts superstore, Hobby Lobby, one of America’s largest private companies.
David Green Quotes
The average Hobby Lobby store manager spends no more than thirty minutes a day on paperwork. (Source: More than a Hobby, Autobiography)
There is a God, and he’s not averse to business. He’s not just a “Sunday deity.” He understands margin and spreadsheets, competition and profits.
Any Hobby Lobby manager anywhere is authorized to cut prices to match the local competitors.
If Hobby Lobby is not buying something directly from the factory where it is made, I immediately get suspicious. We’re paying some middleman somewhere – and middlemen don’t work for free.
To succeed in retail, you have to love it. The process of bringing items in, displaying them attractively, and seeing them miraculously change into actual cash in the drawer has to get your blood racing.
We find ourselves relying on the Lord everyday in our prayer life. He knows the future. (Source –Thehighcalling.org)
Every year we tried to have less debt. Now that we don’t have debt, it allows us to give more.
We’re closed on Sundays so that the employees can go to church. Only two large companies are closed on Sundays.
Our business is only a means to an end and our end is to try to affect lives for eternity. (Source:Christian News)
All the things we do, all our behavior, should let others know that we are living by, and operating in, Biblical principles. Principle and character are the highest quality traits on our list.
We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.
Focus on people more than money. Without employees and customers, you’re going nowhere. Make sure you never stop thinking about the customer’s perspective.
We’re still family-owned, which keeps life a whole lot simpler. When my wife and kids and I decide to make a business move, we don’t have to ask Wall Street about it.