Bernie Marcus's Impact on the Success of The Home Depot

Real Talk with Marissa Streit

10-05-2023 • 48 mins

Bernie Marcus is the American legend who co-founded The Home Depot and is one of America’s most generous philanthropists. For the past 10 years, Bernie has been a mentor to PragerU CEO Marissa Streit. During this conversation, Bernie shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities presented by the current business climate.


00:00 - Welcome to Real Talk


01:12 - The American Dream Is Alive and Well


07:06 - Growing Up in a Working Class Family


09:10 - Was Bernie Part of a Gang as a Kid?


11:28 - You Make the Best Out of the Worst


12:51 - Bernie’s Vision for Home Depot


16:45 - From Humble Beginnings to Major Growth


18:18 - “Ask Me, I’m an Owner”


19:09 - Life after Home Depot


19:26 - Surround Yourself with People Smarter than You


21:40 - 40 Years after Its Founding Home Depot’s Model Still Works


23:14 - Customer Service Makes the Difference


25:00 - Millions of People Have Benefitted from the Home Depot


26:41 - Failure Is Not Fatal


27:53 - If You Dwell You’re a Loser


29:28 - Are Young People Losing Pride in Their Work?


32:53 - Capitalism Is Not a Dirty Word


33:31 - Don’t Listen to Idiot Professors


34:48 - Bernie’s Best Advice to Young People


36:54 - Allow Adversity to Make You Stronger


37:15 - Bernie’s Philanthropic Efforts


46:50 - Thanks & Final Thoughts

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