We Are Market Basket
The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business
Authors: Daniel Korschun, Grant Welker
Pub Date: August 2015
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436653
Page Count: 256
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436684
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Advance Praise for We Are Market Basket:
“A meaningful workplace can unify and motivate employees; this book shows how powerful that effect can be. Interviews with many of the key players provide a rare window into a fascinating event.” — Adam Grant, Wharton professor; and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
“We Are Market Basket offers a bold and inspiring example of the powerful effects of responsible management. Stakeholders such as employees, customers, and suppliers want to work with companies that care about them, and this book describes the lengths to which those stakeholders will go to when they find a company worth fighting for.” — C.B. Bhattacharya, Pietro Ferrero Chair in Sustainability at ESMT (European School of Management and Technology )
“We Are Market Basket tells a compelling story about the importance of purpose and strong stakeholder relationships in companies that want to be successful in difficult times. It’s a story of putting stakeholder interests first, of treating employees and customers as if they matter, and watching the results in their loyalty when times get dificult. We Are Market Basket is a story well told, and one that deserves to be told for the lessons it can offer all of us on what effective leadership and management really. Read this book, and you will understand what bood managemetn really is all about!” — Sandra Waddock, Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility; and Professor of Management, Boston College
“Few case studies uncover more vivid leadership lessons than Market Basket. I salute the authors for exploring this remarkable story of a family-owned business, the employees who fought for it, and the delicate balance between culture and success.” — Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; author of Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office
“Market Basket illustrates a fundamental and emerging new awareness: The best way to maximize shareholder value over the long term is to recognize and honor the mutuality of interest that all stakeholders have in the well-being of the enterprise. While this has always been true, our new era of transparency and stakeholder activism raises the stakes for business owners, and leaders, everywhere.” — Jeff Westphal, President, CEO and Co-Owner, Vertex Inc.
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