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Sam Walton : Made In America - Sam Walton

Sam Walton

Made In America

Paperback Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780553562835
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Industry Reviews

"[A] wise and inspiring autobiography--Walton tells his quietly fantastic story with conviction and makes no bones about his mistakes." -- San Francisco Chronicle "It's a story about entrepreneurship, and risk, and hard work, and knowing where you want to go and being willing to do what it takes to get there. And it's a story about believing in your idea even when maybe some other folks don't, and about sticking to your guns." -- Sam Walton

"Here is an extraordinary success story about a man whose empire was built not with smoke and mirrors, but with good old-fashioned elbow grease." -- Detroit Free Press

"A sure-fire all-American success story." -- The New York Times Book Review

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Learning to Value a Dollarp. 1
Starting on a Dimep. 14
Bouncing Backp. 40
Swimming Upstreamp. 60
Raising a Familyp. 86
Recruiting the Teamp. 100
Taking the Company Publicp. 118
Rolling Out the Formulap. 139
Building the Partnershipp. 161
Stepping Backp. 183
Creating a Culturep. 199
Making the Customer Number Onep. 220
Meeting the Competitionp. 241
Expanding the Circlesp. 262
Thinking Smallp. 274
Giving Something Backp. 298
Running a Successful Company: Ten Rules That Worked for Mep. 312
Wanting to Leave a Legacyp. 318
A Postscriptp. 329
Co-Author's Notep. 333
Indexp. 335
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780553562835
ISBN-10: 0553562835
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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