Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank visits Babson, one of his biggest beneficiaries

To Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank, profit and purpose go hand in hand.

That was a recurring theme during Blank’s return visit to his alma mater, Babson College, on Thursday. Blank’s visit to the Wellesley campus was in large part tied to his decision last year to donate $50 million to fund a new entrepreneurial leadership school at Babson. The owner of the Atlanta Falcons football team also just authored a book, called “Good Company,” about how to implement this concept of managing with purpose.

The book is based around six values that have guided Blank throughout his career. Those principles — think put people first, not make tons of money first — are being incorporated into classes offered for the first time this fall through the Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Blank, who left Home Depot in 2001, said companies need to be more purposeful in their

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Babson College Hosts The Home Depot Co-founder and Alumnus, Arthur M. Blank, for Conversation on Values-based Leadership

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Babson College hosted esteemed entrepreneur Arthur M. Blank ’63, H′98, for two exclusive, live-streamed events. Mr. Blank, best known for co-founding The Home Depot and now widely recognized for his diverse businesses, connected virtually with Babson’s robust, global network and shared his experiences as a barrier-breaking entrepreneurial and philanthropic leader. He also discussed his new book, Good Company, a national bestseller that provides a roadmap for values-based business.

“Our partnership during the last year has solidified my resolve that Babson College is the right institution to put a values-based business philosophy into action in higher education,” said Mr. Blank. “Now, the brightest entrepreneurial students in the country, including the inaugural Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholars, will begin their careers with a solid foundation of core values that empower them to make a meaningful impact beyond themselves, addressing the real-world

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