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Good Values, Good Company featuring Arthur M. Blank P’23
Please note that this event is Tuesday, not Wednesday, as stated in an event email.

Hosted by Kevin Hallock, Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Joseph R. Rich Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies

With introductions by Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90, Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell

We can’t wait to talk with Arthur M. Blank P’23, co-founder of The Home Depot, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, and author of Good Company with a foreword by President Jimmy Carter. From the significance of his Queens, NY roots, to prioritizing the wellbeing of his customers, associates, and their communities as a prerequisite to financial success, this is an unprecedented chance to get the inside story and ask your questions of the man who was recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds (2017).

Brought to you by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network,
Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Office of Alumni Affairs.

Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Arthur M. Blank, P’23
Co-founder of The Home Depot, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, and Author of Good Company
Perhaps best known as co-founder of The Home Depot, Arthur Blank is now widely recognized for his diverse businesses. In addition to the Blank Family Foundation, Blank’s Family of Businesses includes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United; the nationwide PGA TOUR Superstore; three ranches in Montana, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which hosted the 2019 Super Bowl and is home to the Falcons and Atlanta United. Arthur’s best-selling book, Good Company, released Sept. 2020.
Kevin F. Hallock
Dean and Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Kevin F. Hallock is Dean and Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies and Founding Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. Previous Cornell positions include the Chair of the University Financial Policy Committee, the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the Donald C. Opatrny ’74 Chair of the University-Wide Department of Economics. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. His current research is focused on labor markets, executive compensation, and the plan design and mix of employee compensation.
Zach Shulman '87, JD '90
Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell
Zach Shulman has been Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell since October 2013 and a Managing Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund since 2004. Prior to his current roles, Zach was a Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and headed up many entrepreneurship-related programmatic activities there. Prior to that, Zach was a corporate lawyer at Ropes & Gray in Boston and Harris Beach in Ithaca and also General Counsel at a tech company that raised boatloads of venture capital in 1999 and 2000; ultimately, Zach took that company through bankruptcy. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude.