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Issue 58

Mar-April 2008

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From the Editor – Issue 58

Al Erisman explains the reasoning behind interviewing Don Soderquist, former chief operating officer of Wal-Mart, and Fred Greiner, the president of Fareway Stores.

Dear Ethix – Issue 58

Letters commenting on social networks, air travel, and diamonds from Africa.

TechWatch: Are We Ready for Smart Dust and Nanobots?

Challenges for protecting the information assets of the organization increase. Understanding and preparing for these issues is a vital part of being in business in the 21st century.

Donald G. Soderquist: Wal-Mart Way Produces Accolades, Criticism, Growth

Donald Soderquist explains Wal-Mart’s perspective on some of the criticisms the company has recently faced.

Frederick R. Greiner: What Makes Family Grocery Successful?

Frederick Greiner elaborates on the business practices of privately held Fareway Stores, Inc.

NewsNotables – Issue 58

Bill Gates Issues Call for Kinder Capitalism
Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2008
If Everyone’s Finger-Pointing, Who’s to Blame?
The New York Times, January 22, 2008

Asia Perspective: Brewing Success in Singapore a Cup at a Time

Against a competitive backdrop of cheap local coffee and mass-market mega coffee franchises, a late entrant emerged in Singapore to thrive — Gloria Jean’s Coffees.

InReview – Issue 58

The One Best Way Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency
by Robert Kanigel
Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World’s Greatest Company
by Michael S. Malone

Benefit Client or Candidate?

If your job is to match candidates with your client, a company, what obligations do you have to both the potential candidate and the company?