Copyright ©1987 by Donald R. Katz
or want to get inside the mentalities of corporate leadership in the 1970s and 80s, this is a good read. I'm the former, so I have particular interest in the history of the company (especially this particular phase). Overall, this was not an easy read, as the book launches into many topics without providing extensive context.
It is interesting in that it covers the tenure of Telling by and large, the CEO who presided over the downfall from "great" to "mediocre" for Sears. Sears was WALMART before his tenure, being as large as the #2, #3, #4, and #5 retailers in the US combined. What happened? The path to mediocrity is not covered in this book, although it happened in the exact timeframe covered by this book. The author doesn't address that and just highlights the events and decisions without judging Telling and co.
The style of the audio is painful and takes you back in time as though you're listening to the radio in the 1960s. That said, I was able to survive it since it is only about 3 hours long.
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