The Wal-Mart Effect
How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--And How It's Transforming the American Economy
By (author) Charles Fishman
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Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman
Book DescriptionWal-Mart isn't just the world's biggest company, it is probably the world's most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data (e.g., Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, and in 2004 its growth alone was bigger than the total revenue of 469 of the Fortune 500), "The Wal-Mart Effect" is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping our lives."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143038788
(213mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Fishman
Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, Paperback (June 2016)
A Curious Mind is Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer's exploration of the joys of curiosity and its power to transform our lives.
'Wal-Mart' Effect, Paperback (February 2007)
Takes us into the heart of the biggest company on earth, ever, to show how the 'Wal-Mart effect' shapes lives everywhere, whether for cleaners in America, bicycle-makers in China or salmon farmers in Chile. The author asks: how did a shop manage to do all this? And what will the ultimate cost of low prices be?
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Author Biography - Charles Fishman
Charles Fishman has been a senior editor at the "Orlando Sentinel" and the "News & Observer" and is now a senior editor at "Fast Company." In 2005 he won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism.
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