“The Wal-Mart You Don’t Know”

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 10:22 pm

This amazing article on the business practices of Wal-Mart is really worth a look. My friend Mike sent it to me a while back, and I’ve been meaning to send it around. But this is a lot easier, and it helps to fill up this page.

Fast Company Magazine ain’t no tree-huggin’, dope-smokin’, WTO-hatin’ magazine, neither. They’re a rather respected publication on the art and science of modern business.

So often those of us who proffer the opinion that perhaps giant megacorporations aren’t the most wonderful thing since Penicillin don’t have hard information readily at hand to reinforce our position. Here’s a lovely bouquet of facts to bring to your next dinner-party discussion.

2 Responses to ““The Wal-Mart You Don’t Know””

  1. Mike Says:

    I tentatively put my big toe into the vast universe of “uncle-andrew”, (trembling with anticipation). All I can say is YESSSSSS!!!
    Wally World needs to be exposed for what it is. I knew sending you that story would get it much wider exposure. I refer to your
    email list, not the millions of hits your site gets.:-o

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Mike! I thought I saw you nosing around my site….

    Yeah, that article is just mind-blowing, all the more so because of its sedate, reasoned pacing and presentation. Chilled me to the bone, it did.

    Heaven help us, this may just be the way that business in the industrialized world will inevitably go. Wal-Mart is busting its ass to ty to break into the Japanese market, one of the most insular and protected business envrionments in the world. They are trying to make deals with Daiei, the nation’s largest retail chain. Given the high level of consumer- and small-business protection built into the Japanese economy, giving Wal-Mart a foothold might possibly shake their culture to its foundations. All in the name of rock-bottom prices!

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