David Green Leadership Presentation (Busi 472 - 003) Dylan, Steve, Brian, Chase, Luke, Jarred

“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. And make sure you have the right people at the helm of each area.” - David Green, CEO Hobby lobby

Introduction: David Green is an American Billionaire, CEO of Hobby lobby, and Philanthropist. Donor of $10,500,000 Million Dollar facility at liberty University known as "Green Hall".

  • Biographic Discussion: Born on November 3, 1941 in Emporia, Kansas.
  1. Participated in Distributive Education in high school.
  2. After high school worked for TG&Y retail chain for 13 years
  3. In 1970 borrowed $600 to start Greco Frame & Supply from his garage
  4. In1972 moved the family business to a 600 square foot storefront
  5. Has over 600 stores
  6. He is number 81 on Forbes 400 list
  7. 106th largest private company
  8. Today Hobby lobby is worth 3,000,000,000
  9. Pays its employees double the minimum wage
  10. Has over 600 stores
  11. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
  • Team Application:
  • Respect for his employees
  • $14 Min wage for full time, 9.50 for part time instead of federal of 7.25 higher wages by 80% compared to the industry average
  • Closing at 8 instead of 9
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Only open 66 Hours a week.
  • Genuine
  • “You can’t have a belief system on Sunday and not live it the other six days.” - David Green
  • "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." - Matthew 5:14-15
  • It is the first time that the court has recognized a for-profit corporation's claim of religious beliefs. The court struck down a contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare", requiring employers to cover certain contraceptives for their female employees, by a 5-4 vote.

It is the first time that the court has recognized a for-profit corporation's claim of religious beliefs.

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb." - Psalm 139:13

Character.. Beliefs and actions together!

“In 2004 he gave a former Ericsson plant worth $10.5 million to Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.”

“He gave an entire campus to Zion Bible College in Haverhill, Mass. in 2007”

“Bailed out the debt-ridden Oral Roberts University with a single cash gift of $70 million”

David Green joined Gates-Buffet Giving pledge

“Green said he prefers to keep the total amount of his charitable contributions private, but Forbes has estimated that based on the information available his lifetime giving is upwards of $500 million”

Conclusion: We conclude that David Green is a man who has lived with a very ethical Christian world view and continues to do so by striving to honor God with the Hobby Lobby business, and honor the Bible in his lifestyle.

Q & A: Do you agree with the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Supreme Court decision and why?

Bibliography:

H. (2015, April 20). David Green of Hobby Lobby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://heavy.com/news/2014/06/david-green-hobby-lobby-supreme-court-decision-affordable-care-act-birth-control/

Brown, S. J. (n.d.). The Modest Billionaire. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.charismamag.com/life/business-finance/1476-the-modest-billionaire

David Green | Biography, Pictures and Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.famous-entrepreneurs.com/david-green

H. (2015, April 20). David Green of Hobby Lobby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://heavy.com/news/2014/06/david-green-hobby-lobby-supreme-court-decision-affordable-care-act-birth-control/

Solomon, B. (2015, November 02). Meet David Green: Hobby Lobby's Biblical Billionaire. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2012/09/18/david-green-the-biblical-billionaire-backing-the-evangelical-movement/#6b41d0113462

Withnall, A. (2014). Hobby Lobby: Who is David Green? 9 facts telling you everything you need to know about the evangelical entrepreneur. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hobby-lobby-who-is-david-green-9-facts-telling-you-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-evangelical-9576189.html

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