Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    mzy Guest

    Default the message from these missteps

    (context: Some of Wal-Martís problems stem from overbearing pride, a uniquely powerful American enterprise trying to impose its values around the world. At Wal-Martís headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., however, the message from these missteps is now registering loud and clear. In particular, Wal-Martís experience in Germany, where it lost hundreds of millions of dollars since 1998, has become a sort of template for how not to expand into a country.)
    What does "the message from these missteps" mean, esp. "the message"?

  2. #2
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,142
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: the message from these missteps

    The business model that WalMart uses in the US does not work in other countries. That is the "misstep" - they didn't study the business practices in areas where they opened stores. (Although I don't know what "overwhelming pride" has to do with anything in this instance. It's a chain store, they sell things, you either shop there or you don't.)

    The "message" was low sales, not enough customers.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2006, 07:28
  2. Please check the message.
    By edeyab in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Apr-2006, 15:47
  3. put my message across & phrase my message
    By cassie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2005, 06:36
  4. message missing
    By Natalie27 in forum Comments & Suggestions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2004, 21:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •