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Home Depot

Do It Yourself Success

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?