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Whether you like Wal-Mart, dislike Wal-Mart, or just want to know more about Wal-Mart, this book will have something for you.
The book makes no exceptions: sometimes the facts and anecdotes cast the company in a positive light, sometimes an inevitably negative one.
Fishman is commendably clear-eyed and fair about showing the good and the bad sides of "the Wal-Mart Effect" on retailers and consumers.
Fishman is the change he hopes to see in the world - the education he provides in this book is nothing less than a primer on how to be a consumer in this global economy. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kristina Steffenson
I bough the audiobook and this is a great book. It is great because it explores issues related to retailing and its impact on the economy in the US and upon the world at large. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was required reading at MIT. It really changes the way you look at large retailers and the efforts to shave a penny on costs- and the resulting impacts to the economy,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Albert R- Rockville MD
Good read on how Wal Mart as destroyed retail business in small town America by having the cheapest products at the cheapest prices. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eric Newton
For the sake of expediency, I will refer you to other reviewers so as not to waste too much of my time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stupid Police
Good info for the consumer in general; especially helpful if you work for the company.Published 5 months ago by Regular customer
Author devoted too much time to discuss companies that are not related to walmart at all, while there is so little new about how really walmart works.Published 5 months ago by zhe dang
This is not an anti-Wal-Mart book. Rather, it shows how our economy and countless communities have been transformed through the business model Wal-Mart pioneered.Published 6 months ago by Noel A. Black