Very entertaining, well written, and easy to listen to. Kept my interest throughout the entire book. The newly update afterward by the author was a delightlful surprise.
all this crap about buying cheap and having to assemble.. geez have NEVER purchased a BBQ grill that I didn't have to assemble so that example was CRAP!! amongst about most of the rest in this book. talk about making comparisons that weren't. so deceiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a few other reviewers thought it was lopsided or poor on economic theory. But thought it was as fair as it could be with the information present. It was worth a listen.
Though I'm interested in these types of books T felt there was a little too much detail. This is one case where I would have preferred the abridged version. This is the first book that adjusted the speed to Faster on my iPod. the author says he was critical to Walmart but more often I felt like he an advocate for Walmart.
This book blew me away. I've shopped at Wal-Mart for years and am a "conflicted" buyer. Although I've had doubts about my Wal-Mart experiences in terms of conflict of conscious, this book distilled those chaotic thoughts into coherent logic. I have a lot to think about especially from a socially responsible point of view. The book is easy to understand and very well written.
This is a good informative book. It does not seem to be biased in any way, but does provide very interesting insights into the workings of Walmart. I liked it.
Reading this book I recalled a professor who in the 60's claimed Sears was destroying America. Big attracts such comments. I was hoping for discussions of cross docking and collaborative planning and forecasting and other supply chain innovations that Wal-Mart used to create an advantage. Instead it was 75% bashing. Big is evil.
This was an amazingly even handed view of the effect of Walmart on the world. Dispells many myths and misconceptions. Provides a very fair over view of the effect of Walmart on neighborhoods, people, prices and international business. I would have given it 5 stars, but the last chapter was surprisingly stilted as it recounts the personal tales of ex-employees who lost their jobs because Walmart came into town. Surprising as it builds the case that jobs, overall, are NOT lost when Walmart comes to town. Otherwise a very interesting read if you are at all interested in business.