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Sam Walton: Made In America

 
 
 
 
Sam Walton: Made In America
Author: Sam Walton
ISBN 13: 9780553562835
ISBN 10: 553562835
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1993-06-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $7.99
 
 

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world.  The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch.  Here, finally, inimitable words.  Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements.  Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style.

In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.

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InspirationalSam Walton is a legend in the retail business. Building on core values, he created a whole new business concept that grew to become the largest retailer-the largest company-in the world. How did it happen?

In Made in America, SamWalton and his writer, a FORTUNE senior editor, take the reader through a chronological adventure of how a man started with nothing and gradually built an empire. He based everything he did on particular values that really made sense, though they were radical for his time and his industry. Gaining an understanding of those values,

their sources, and their impacts, helped me better grasp my own values and business management philosophy.

Sam came up with a lot of innovative ideas, but was unabashed in his drive to glean ideas from his competitors. He had a knack for snatching someone else's idea and growing it into something really significant. Reading about these adventures was fascinating. I couldn't put the book down . . . and I thought I knew something about Wal-Mart!

Particularly interesting was insight into the unique culture of Wal-Mart and how it was created and nurtured. Educational,

inspirational, stimulating. A great read!