Live with the End in Mind - Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart

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One day, our jobs will end. We’ll pack up our belongings and leave the office for the last time. In that moment, what will people say about you? Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart, addresses the importance of building a lasting legacy through a life of honesty and humility. 

Hear Doug’s take on work in this 2-min video!
Also find his bio below the video.

About Doug McMillon:

Doug McMillon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. From February 2009 to February 2014, Doug served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart International, and from 2006 to 2009, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam's Club.

Doug is a longtime champion of Walmart's customers, its associates and the company's culture. In 1984, he started out as an hourly summer associate in a Walmart distribution center. In 1990, while pursuing his MBA, he rejoined the company as an assistant manager in a Tulsa, OK, Walmart store before moving to merchandising as a buyer trainee. He went on to serve in successful senior leadership roles in all of Walmart's business segments.  He remains a merchant at heart and understands where customers around the world are heading next.

Doug serves on the boards of directors for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Consumer Goods Forum, the U.S.-China Business Council and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He also serves on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China; the executive committee of Business Roundtable; and the Dean's Advisory Board for the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Originally from Jonesboro, AK., Doug graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in business administration. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Tulsa. Doug and his wife, Shelley, along with their two sons, live in Bentonville, Arkansas.


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