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Home Depot

Do It Yourself Success

Home Depot
One of the fastest-growing retailers in history, Home Depot found the "do-it-yourselfer" in every American. The inside story on Biography On CNBC.

When Home Depot's founders were fired from Handy Dan in the late 1970's, they put on their tool belts and went to work on a new concept. After the Home Depot's disappointing opening day when "nobody came," the do-it-yourself center goes on to become the fastest growing retailer in U.S. history.

On opening day, why did Home Depot have 1,700 empty paint cans on display?

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