366 - Ken Langone: Billionaire Co-Founder of Home Depot


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Ken Langone is a billionaire. He co-founded Home Depot and he’s also been on the boards of some of America's most renowned companies. Ken talked to me about capitalism, (his book is called “I Love Capitalism!: An American Story”), corporate governance, morality, and picking good people to invest in. But I also always say that this podcast is not just about business. I also got to learn from Ken about self-respect, death, having a good outlook on life and following your gut. His success is proof that you can live well and live true to yourself. That’s what I hope to keep learning for myself.

Links and Resources

I Love Capitalism!: An American Story by Ken Langone

Also Mentioned

My interview with Garry Kasparov

My interview with Sara Blakely

My interview with Arianna Huffington


Amy Schumer’s SNL monologue


Pete Cunningham

Frank Blake

Sam Walton

Jack Welch

Bernie Madoff

Home Depot

NYU Langone Health Centers

Robert De Niro


The Bible


Jeff Bezos

Warren Buffet quote, “It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and you can lose it in 5 minutes.”

The Wizard of Lies

Bob Nardelli

Ross Perot

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Jim Kaplan who collaborated with Ken on his book

Goldman Sachs

Stanley Druckenmiller

Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy

Pam Goldman (Ken’s assistant)


Steve Easterbrook

Jack Welch

Strayer - Jack Welch Management Institute

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