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

Marquard, William {Author} with Bill Birchard

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ISBN 10: 0071735933 / ISBN 13: 9780071735933
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Companies, Inc., New York City, New York, 2007
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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"WAL-SMART is the business strategy book for the 21st century. It is essential reading for any leader facing the daunting challenges of this global economy. Marquard brilliantly distills the essence of what makes Wal-Marft so successful, and then prescribes twelve critical strategic choices that will make leaders in any organization and in any industry wildly successful." {Mark Hansen}. This book has 272 pages and is illustrated. The text contains NO internal marks whatsoever. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author, William Marquard. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 065703

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Title: Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Companies, Inc., New York City, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing

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Stock Up . . . on the insider intelligence that will empower your businesses to profit in the new commerce culture

In providing a new level of convenience, low price, and efficiency, Wal-Mart has substantially changed the rules of our global economy, the customer expectations for every business—and the ways your organization must deliver to keep up.

William Marquard designed Wal-Mart's first-ever strategic planning process and ran it for three and a half years—then spent the next seven years competing against that strategy as a Fortune 200 executive and as an advisor to other firms. Marquard’s insights from both inside and outside Wal-Mart enable leaders of all organizations—public and private, manufacturing and service, local and international, large and small—to respond to the challenges posed by dominant industry players like Wal-Mart.

Wal-Smart is not just a book about Wal-Mart. Wal-Smart starts by exploring the elements of Wal-Mart’s success that few people see: its productivity loop, its powerful process disciplines, and its hidden management “DNA.” It then crafts compelling strategies that any company in any industry can use to survive and thrive in this brave new Wal-Mart world.

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Wal-Mart created a new economy that touches every business on the planet. To survive and thrive in a world ruled by giants, you need to make smart choices. You need to be...

WAL-SMART

Wal-Smart is the business strategy book for the 21st century. It is essential reading for any leader facing the daunting challenges of this global economy.”- Mark Hansen, former president and chief executive officer, SAM'S CLUB

Wal-Smart reminds me why I have hired and worked with Bill over many years. He and his book are focused on the right business DNA.”-James B. Adamson, former chairman/CEO, Kmart

“Compelling insights powerfully expressed.Wal-Smart offers the best guide yet for any business facing the daunting challenge of a dominant competitor.”-Hank Meijer, cochairman, Meijer, Inc.

“This book is not just about how to compete as a retailer, but how to win in any competitive business environment. As an insider, Bill Marquard does an excellent job revealing strategies to make this a reality.” -Corey A. Griffin, chief executive officer, The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC

“Full of deep insights from Wal-Mart that will help any company rethink how it can approach and dominate its market.”-Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D., author, The Toyota Way

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