The Wal-Mart Decade : How a New Generation of Leaders Turned Sam Walton's Legacy Into the World's #1 C
Robert SlaterISBN: 1591840066;
Book DescriptionInside one of America's most remarkable success stories, from the bestselling author of Jack Welch and the G.E. Way . Two of the toughest challenges for any company are leadership transitions and rapid growth. How do you replace an enormously popular and beloved CEO-especially one who started from scratch to create a national icon? And how do you maintain a rapid growth rate without losing the culture and focus of a small company? Over the past ten years, since thedeath of the legendary Sam Walton, Wal-Mart has passed both challenges with flying colors. In 1992, it had revenues of $43.9 billion; now it's number one on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies, with revenues of $218 billion. Sam Walton's successors have taken the company into far-flung new markets and new directions yet without losing the down-to-earth retailing culture that made Wal-Mart thrive in its early years, when its business model was truly revolutionary. ...
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