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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,633 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Fishman Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning journalist Charles Fishman reveals that what we know about Wal-Mart isn’t even half of the real story—the company is now so powerful that it has become a kind of economic ecosystem that affects our everyday lives, even if we don’t shop at Wal-Mart. In contrast to recent polemics, The Wal-Mart Effect offers the first truly fair, thought-provoking look at the hidden reach and transformative power that is “the Wal-Mart effect.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A must-read if one is even to begin understanding the global dominance of Wal-Mart.”

    Washington Post

  • “The best Wal-Mart expose yet…as measured by depth and breadth of research, writing style, and evenhanded treatment.”

    Denver Post

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/20/2014

    " While I read this because it is relevant to work - I would recommend this book to anyone. It's amazing how much WM shapes our lives, even if you have never stepped foot into one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee Sacco | 2/18/2014

    " Very Interesting book. You will look around and think more the next time you shop at Wal-Mart. Many company's have had to close, and even more people have been put out of work. These is something to be said for low prices but at what cost. Heres an example, Levis Jeans are now sold at Wal-Mart. Next time your looking for a pair check out the weight of the denim as compared to a pair bought in a Levis store. Wal-Mart has their own lightweight denim Levi has to use in order to sell at their demanded price. The light jeans tear easy the belt loops break away and the zippers break. Thats not Levis trademark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/14/2014

    " This book is a little dated now, but it still makes for a good read. Practices that are fine in a small business take a different tone when used in one of the world's top companies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/23/2014

    " This book was very eye-opening to me! Everyone needs to read it and do all they can to boycott WalMart. I wish I had written it. (I got my mom's book club to read it) "

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