WHEN THE HOME DEPOT celebrated its 20th anniversary, the company wanted nothing less than to knock the socks off the 2,000 store and regional managers. So they decided to hire a big-name performer — and to keep that name a surprise.
Of course, this being The Home Depot, the company also wanted a good deal from a supplier. They wanted to hire The Eagles, but the price tag for the entire act was $1 million — steep, even for them. As a less costly option, they were offered two mem