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Podcast 126: Wealth: Is It Worth It?

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, about his book Wealth: Is It Worth It?.

Truett lived through the Great Depression and worked behind a counter until he started Chick-fil-A when he was 46. Never comfortable borrowing money, he now believes in giving generously to charity, and that you always get back what you give away.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #126
Wealth: Is It Worth It?: S05E22 / 150

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:36] Interview with S. Truett Cathy
[00:58] Is wealth having enough to take care of your family?
[01:59] Victory is what you do with the money, not the fact that you have it
[04:17] Make donations anonymously
[05:06] Tithing
[05:40] The Golden Rule in business
[09:00] Being brought up during the Great Depression
[10:15] Keeping Chick-fil-A employee turnover low
[11:16] How wealth is worth it
[13:08] The right amount to give away
[16:22] Being prepared for the slow times
[17:13] End

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avatar wylerassociate ♦162 (Cent)

this was a good podcast to listen to while I was getting work done this weekend. For those who haven’t had chick fil a before, their food is fantastic and I’ve always had good service each time I’ve been there. I really like truett cathy’s philosophy for creating a successful workplace culture & donating anonymously to those who are in need of help.

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avatar Jon - Free Money Wisdom

Great podcast. I love Chick-Fil-A. Fattening–but good in moderation!

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avatar Aaron

Great interview! Thanks for doing this. Mr. Cathy is a man of high integrity and we can learn a lot from his words and example.

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