In his speeches, Michael Bergdahl is keen to point out the necessity of maintaining a competitive spirit in the business world. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that businesses must be competitive to survive and thrive, but it does take a business expert to make sure they do. As a former Wal-Mart executive who knew Sam Walton on a first name basis, Bergdahl knows what he's talking about.
Bergdahl, prior to his speaking career, was Wal-Mart's Director of “People” for the headquarters office in Bentonville, Arkansas. He also has extensive experience working in headquarters staff assignments and the sales organization at FMCG Industry for PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Division. In his speeches, Michael Bergdal draws on his corporate experience in order to instruct his audience in the art of competition and effective management.
Bergdal has written several books including 'What I Learned From Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Wal-Mart World.' He has also appeared on such media outlets as MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.