“The Big Store” Released on Audible, Covered by “CBS Sunday Morning” and USA Today

The recently released Audible edition of Don’s 1987 book on Sears, The Big Store, features a new introduction, written and performed by Don, reflecting on the lessons learned from his six years studying Sears falling from grace that have inspired and cautioned him at Audible along the way.

He writes:

Themes that have drawn students of corporate culture and leadership to The Big Store regularly since it was published in 1987 — including those seeking to avoid the pridefulness and myopia that can come with institutional success, which in turn diminishes a positively disruptive capacity to change and can kill the formative spirit that calls for invention before anyone asks for it — are very much alive in current popular discourse.

Don was interviewed about the The Big Store, which won the inaugural Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, on “CBS Sunday Morning” on Dec. 16, and an excerpt ran in USA Today on Jan. 11.

The Audible edition is available for free at audible.com/thebigstore.