Turning Junk into Gold

Junk to Gold

With no long-term plans and only a survivor’s instinct, Willis Johnson built multibillion-dollar auto auction company, Copart, from one modest junkyard.

In his new book, Junk to Gold, Willis Johnson shares his story of success and how faith, family and hard work helped him live his dream.

Johnson talks about his business, Copart, and how it became the powerhouse in the automotive industry it is today. Of the many business secrets he reveals in his book, one key takeaway is that good people in your business are the keys to success.

“I always sought the best possible employees to insert into the positions I created as the business grew,” Johnson said.

While a business education is highly valued in today’s market, Johnson believes that experience and ambition are paramount to Ivy League degrees.

“Learn from every experience you have and person you meet – positive or negative,” Johnson said.

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