This year I set a noble goal to read more books since readers are leaders and whatnot. Plus, I’ve read that you’re supposed to set simple, measurable goals, so that’s exactly what this was. My goal this year was a whopping two books! Ambitious. I know. Well, that’s two more books than I read last year, so you have to start somewhere. I’m proud to announce that I am already over 50% of my goal, and it’s only April!
Anyway this post is about More Than a Hobby, so here is my review of this book:
This was an easy and enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a book about business told from a Christian businessman’s perspective, I highly recommend this one. It does go into more detail about the retail industry than I expected, but I still found this information interesting and useful for other industries. Hobby Lobby is not a traditional retail business by any means (for example, they don’t use bar codes!), and this book gives you a behind-the-scenes look at their daily operations. My favorite parts of this book are where David Green tells you about why Hobby Lobby does the things it does. Specifically, the part of the book about the decision to close all stores on Sundays was a powerful section. David Green runs his businesses in alignment with his Christian values, and the profitability and market share of Hobby Lobby alone is proof that this works.
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Also, check out other books I’ve read on my Goodreads account below: