David Green, billionaire founder of Hobby Lobby started the Hobby Lobby chain with only $600. and a high school degree.
In a business culture where the bottom line makes the difference and success is spelled m-o-n-e-y, David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby craft stores is definitely swimming upstream with company wide ethics expectations and upfront faith values. Hobby Lobby Creative Centers, as it is now known, is a corporate retail giant that hosts 335 retail stores across the country and employs around 16,000 people. From modest beginnings to enormous success, Green attributes it all to one thing only, total dependency upon God.
Hobby Lobby’s beginnings date back to 1972 when Green founded a small store that retailed his own manufactured picture frames. Green brought years of retail experience to his company, and the company expanded and grew within just three years of conception. Over the years there have been ups and downs, but through prayer and faith Green has managed to build a model corporation, with now over 1 Billion in sales annually, that stands on integrity and gives God all the glory.
-A strong belief in God or a higher power can take you to success
-If you don’t believe in God, you can live by “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.”