March 6, 2007

News & Opinion: The Wal-Mart Effect Part 2 with Charles Fishman

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I decided to bring back Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy.
In the paperback version of the book, Charles has added an afterword. In it, he writes about his visit to Wal-Mart headquarters. The company was not particularly helpful while he was writing the book, but they invite him to talk after they find out he is not as negative on the company as many other authors have been. Our interview covers what has happened with the book in the last year.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.