I think this book is a must read for anyone. Doesn't matter where you shop. Most of retailers follow same suit. Just Wal-Mart is easier to pick on. After reading this book you start to really think what you buy and how you use earth resources. Not having to waste food no matter how cheap it is may be the first step. And you may want to do that after you learn how Wal-Mart achieves those low prices.
I am working on starting a company that will sell products and services to Walmart, so to me, this was a gem of a book! But for everyone else, I think it provides an unbiased and thought provoking look at the pros and cons of a huge company with a fanatical obsession with price reduction.
It is LONG --- 9 disks! So, it is not a "fun" book to kill time ... likely it will kill you by putting you to sleep. :(
Wow! It never occurred to me that one company could have this large amount of an impact on our society. This book was interesting and enlightening. I will always look at Wal-Mart a little differently now. Scary facts about how a huge company can control vendors and even countries economies.
The Wal Mart Effect is a interesting look into a company that is very difficult to gain information about. The book will leave you amazed at how Wal-Mart has achieved distribution efficiencies and controls the market for so many goods (i.e. salmon, for example). The author is fair in presenting the "good" and "bad" of Wal-Mart. Overall, it is an interesting book; however, there is some "dry academic" studies which may have your mind wondering.
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