The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works – And How It’s Transforming the American Economy (Review)

The Wal-Mart Effect is about Wal-Mart the company, its founding and its operations, and the way in which it deals with its employees and suppliers. It’s also about much more than just the company of Wal-Mart, though: it tells the story of how Wal-Mart, and the ideology that drives the people who run it, has changed the landscape in America in a myriad of ways.

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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner (Review)

This is the latest in a string of running memoirs I’ve read over the past year or so, and I mostly found it to be one of the better ones. In Ultramarathon Man, Karnazes mostly narrates his experiences running a variety of races, including an ultra-marathon up (and down) a mountain, and another across Death Valley. It’s less about running and the running community – though he does touch on these briefly – and way more about his personal successes and occasional failures with the sport.

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