Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World by William H. MarquardWal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World by William H. Marquard

Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World

byWilliam H. Marquard

Hardcover | December 12, 2006

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Wal-Smart >is not just a book about Wal-Mart. It's about the principles of leadership in a Wal-Mart economy. No matter what industry you work in, Wal-Mart influences the way you do business. In providing a new level of convenience, discount pricing, and efficiency, Wal-Mart has changed the rules of the global economy, the customer expectations for every business-and the ways your organization must deliver to keep up. Is it even possible to thrive in a world ruled by this, and other, industry giants?

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Yes, it is possible-if you're �Wal-Smart,� says Bill Marquard. The architect of Wal-Mart's first-ever strategic planning process, Marquard takes you on a rare tour of what's really driving Wal-Mart's success, from its powerful process disciplines to its hidden management �DNA� to its simple, but elegant, productivity loop.

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Wal-Smart >answers our most gut-wrenching question as business leaders in any industry: Now that we're immersed in the Wal-Mart world, what are we going to do about it? Marquard prescribes the smart choices you need to make in every aspect of your business: as competitors, suppliers, employers, and community members.

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Throughout are stories of triumph-and of defeat-that distill the critical strategic choices you must make to win in the shadow of any giant of industry . . . or to become a giant yourself. Wal-Smart >equips leaders, managers, and anyone in the business community with the essential strategies that really work to survive and thrive in this brave, new Wal-Mart world.

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William H. Marquard has spent 25 years as a consultant, Fortune 200 executive, and industry observer. As a partner at Ernst & Young, he established and ran Wal-Mart's first-ever strategic planning process. During his tenure, Wal-Mart's stock rose by over 600 percent to its all-time peak in December 1999. He has served as the EVP of a F...
Title:Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.4 × 6.2 × 1.04 inPublished:December 12, 2006Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071475168

ISBN - 13:9780071475167