The Wal-Mart Way

  • by Don Soderquist
  • Narrated by Don Soderquist
  • 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since Sam Walton's death in 1992, Wal-Mart has gone from being the largest retailer in the world to holding the top spot on the Fortune 500 list as the largest company in the world. Don Soderquist, who was senior vice chairman during that time, played a crucial role in that success. Sam Walton said, "I tried for almost 20 years to hire Don Soderquist....But when we really needed him later on, he finally joined up and made a great chief operating officer."Responsible for overseeing many of Wal-Mart's key support divisions, including real estate, human resources, information systems, logistics, legal, corporate affairs, and loss prevention, Soderquist stayed true to his Christian values as well as Wal-Mart's distinct management style. "Probably no other Wal-Mart executive since the legendary Sam Walton has come to embody the principles of the company's culture, or to represent them within the industry, as has Don Soderquist," Discount Store News once reported.In The Wal-Mart Way, Soderquist shares his story of helping lead a global company from being a $43 billion company to one that would eventually exceed $200 billion. Several books have been written about Wal-Mart's success, but none by the ones who were the actual players. It was more than "Everyday Low Prices" and distribution that catapulted the company to the top. The core values based on Judeo-Christian principles, and maintained by leaders such as Soderquist, are the real reason for Wal-Mart's success.


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Customer Reviews

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Wal-Mart is bad!!!

Wal-mart comes into small towns and wipe out all of the small businesses. They are socially handicapped with their employees. did you hear on the news about men getting paid more than women?
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- Stuart

Easy listen

Wal-Mart does well because people shop there. They obviously know how to keep customers coming back for more. I found this book a great review of the basics of retailing that are so easy to forget when your running a business. A little more detail would've been nice though.
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- Bruno

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2005
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers