More Than a Hobby: How a $600 Startup Became America's Home and Craft Superstore, by David Green

was: $19.99 now: $9.99
  • Author: David Green
  • With: Dean Merrill

SKU: 3495181

More than a Hobby takes readers inside the mind of a low-key, likable Oklahoma entrepreneur who has created a unique shopping experience. How did his company go from a $600 loan to $1.3 billion in annual sales in just thirty-one years-especially when he wasn't groomed for this work either by heritage or by education?
Green was willing to go against the tide, allowing faith to play a huge part in the business. More Than a Hobby describes how this wildly successful business was built not on business-school theory, but on the founder's own experience as a grassroots store manager.
Chapters include:
- Why I Love Retail
Part One: Out Front
- A Creative Frenzy
- The Shopping Atmosphere
- 90 Percent Off?!
Part Two: Behind the Scenes
- Three Ways to Guard the Bottom Line
- What Computers Don't Know
- Keep It Simple
- What Committees Don't Know
Part Three: The People Factor
- Leading By Example
- Taking Care of Families
- High Expectations
Part Four: More Than A Hobby
- This Is Not a "Secular" Business
- Taking Risks
- So What?

Binding Type


Be the first to write a review.

Rate this product

50 characters maximum 50 characters remaining

255 characters maximum 255 characters remaining

25 characters maximum 25 characters remaining

Review writing tips

Help other shoppers make informed decisions by reviewing your purchase.

  • We'd love to know:
  • Whether you liked or disliked the product.
  • Which specific features you liked or disliked, and why.
  • Please do not include:
  • Profanity or obscenities.
  • Advertisements.
  • Links to other websites.

For questions or concerns regarding recent orders or product availability, please contact us.