The Walmart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company
When an ordinary man with an ordinary goal of owning a store added his singular blend of vision, values, and tenacity, he created the world's largest retail empire. Walmart founder Sam Walton was unwilling to compromise his dreams. Faith in his vision, his fellow man, and his colleagues allowed him to push his associates to new, unparalleled levels of achievement.
Working alongside Walton and advancing from executive vice president, to vice chairman and chief operating officer, to senior vice-chairman, Don Soderquist has a unique perspective on Walmart's success. From this privileged position and for the first time ever, The Walmart Way offers the blueprint. The formula is simple but not simplistic, and the results have been astounding.
"The Walmart Way is a fascinating and historic look at the story of one of the world's most legendary companies, written from the inside by Sam Walton's long-time friend and confidante." - Jack Welch
"This fascinating story of the American Dream has become a part of the Americana-vision, discipline, and passion, when governed by conscience, changes the world. The centerpiece is people. Read this book and enjoy the ride!" - Dr. Stephen R. Covey
"I always hoped that Don Soderquist would take the time to explain the foundations of Walmart's success... [He] has done this in a way that not only explains Walmart but can be applied to any institution, profit or non-profit." - John E. Pepper Jr.
"The Walmart Way terrifically captures the Walmart soul in a way only Don Soderquist could do. A powerful story of the past and a roadmap for the future, it is presented in a very engaging way." - Steve S. Reinemund