Does Profit (Should Profit) Trump Human Concern? – Social Justice Questions from The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman

Interesting. A must reblog!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Wal-Mart EffectI have just finished reading The Wal-Mart Effect:  How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works – and How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman.  (I wrote an earlier blog post here:  “Always _____________, Always” – A Business Focus/Buy-In Lesson from Wal-Mart (with insight from Charles Fishman, The Wal-Mart Effect).

I am presenting my synopsis of this book for today’s Urban Engagement Book Club (November 21, 2013).  For that event, we focus on books on social justice and poverty, and related issues.  So, yes, this book is definitely a “social justice” book.

But it is also a good business practices strategy book.  Who could argue against Wal-Mart’s success as a business?  Here’s one reason for the business thinker to read this book.  Read this book carefully, for its “history” and description of Wal-Mart’s own corporate habits, and ask – where am I spending money unwisely, unnecessarily – even…

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