Google Talk video: Values, etc. Reminded me of Sears


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This video kept reminding me of Sears. He talks about leadership and how values determine what happens to a company. Historically, Sears stood for certain values, like selling useful things that people could depend on. That kept them in the game for a long, long time, very stable. I remember them decades back and this was very, very clear.

Then the leadership/values changed and the stability disappeared. Their stores, their employees and even their website seemed confusing/confused. Thought others might be interested in a generic way. This made me think about other companies, too. I’m not trying to start a Sears discussion. Just thought that he’s got some good points, it will be interesting to see what happens to some of these other companies. Made in the U.S. implies certain values, too.