President & CEO of Travelocity
A graduate of the Wharton School of Business (W'93), Michelle Peluso shares her success story of leading Travelocity to an unprecedented $10 billion gross annual bookings. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal have named her “An executive to Watch ”.
Next Moves in a Global Economy
L to R – John Resnick; Art Collins, CEO of Medtronic, Inc; Jon Huntsman,
The Huntsman Corporation; Prof. Tom Donaldson, The Wharton School
The Wharton Economic Summit
Out of The Vault: The Very Best of Legends of Success
In April of 1978 at the age of 49, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were abruptly and unfairly fired from their executive positions at home improvement center, Handy Dan’s for “outperforming” a very insecure boss.
Nearly broke and unsure of his next move, Bernie received a surprise call from friend, Ken Langone (see Forbes 400) who encouraged him to pursue a dream Marcus had of building “warehouse size home improvement stores coast to coast that would revolutionize the industry”. Langone hit the streets to help raise seed capital from personal investors, and one year later on June 22, 1979 the first Home Depot store was open for business.
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