Winning friends & influencing people, Walmart style

Granted, it’s an old book, but after recent public gaffes, maybe Walmart should consider passing out Dale Carnegie’s classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” at the next Saturday morning in Bentonville.

Did Walmart lobby the USTR on FDI or not? You decide.

Whether Walmart lobbied Indian officials to open the Indian retail market to foreign direct investment (FDI) is a long disputed question. In India, lobbying is illegal and akin to bribery. Concerns that Walmart lobbied in India led the government to appoint a former Justice to investigate Walmart’s activities.