Archive for the 'Mike Duke' Category

LEARN WHAT IT MEANS BEFORE YOU USE IT…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I predict, based on the gobbledygook used by Walmart CEO Mike Duke last week while speaking at Davos, a marked use of the the differential calculus term inflection point over the coming months by business people who never made it past Trigonometry. Speaking on how an increasing number of customers are using cell phones in […]

Blessed by God?

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Amazing stuff from the Huffington Post: Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart, told me, “Faith is a sensitive topic, [one that has] more meaning after a relationship [between coworkers] has been established. … The best way to demonstrate one’s faith is in how a person treats other people.” When asked about the many challenges he’s received […]

WALMART ON THE SLIPPERY SLIMY SLOPE…

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

In the past Walmart was taken to task for tossing usable food into the dumpster rather than donating perfectly good food to food banks or kitchens, and to Walmart’s credit, it changed it’s policy and began to direct food away from the landfill. There is a gray expanse, however, between food that can be sold […]

MIKE DUKE’S SPEECH…

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

On Saturday I wrote about reports that Mike Duke told the Walmart faithful that the company would hire 500,000 workers over the next five years. I was not impressed because the reports were ambiguous as to whether the were replaced or new jobs. This morning I found the pre-speech transcript of Duke’s remarks. While I […]

HOW DID YOU DO IN 2009…?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

If you’re one of Walmart’s top five officers, the good news is that in fiscal year 2009 together you took in $65 million. The bad news is that if you happened to be Michael Duke you took a huge pay cut over the previous year, taking home a measley $19.2 million. From 24/7 Wall Street: […]

Will Mike Duke go on “Undercover Boss”?

Monday, February 8th, 2010

If you stayed around after last night’s postgame show (Go Saints!), you saw that CBS debuted a new reality TV show called “Undercover Boss.” The AFL-CIO Blog gives you the premise: As kids, we all loved the sugar-coated fairy tales of handsome and brave princes rescuing beautiful princesses from despotic kings. The new CBS “reality” […]

TOM PETERS WOULD APPROVE, I THINK…

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Walmart CEO Mike Duke is taking meeting his customers to a whole new level. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs retail conference, Duke said he likes visiting Walmart customers in their homes to “see what is on their minds and what their needs are.” How do you suppose that works? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

IS DUKE AGAINST GAY COUPLES ADOPTING…?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

He may be if the signature on a petition for An Act Providing That An Individulal Cohabitating Outside Of A Valid Marriage May Not Adopt Or Be A Foster Parent Of A Child Less Than Eightenn Years Old. KnowThyNeighbor has the PDF of the signed petition. Tom Lang writes: Mike Duke [Walmart's CEO] of 16 […]