Sam Walton: Made In America

Sam Walton: Made In America

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307763693
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/12/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
94,056
File size:
4 MB

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Sam Walton 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sam Walton faces terminal cancer. He's dying. What does he do? Writes a book telling you the timeless path to success...the one he took. I'll be rereading this book...several times I expect. I ran a successful business for years. No one told me what to do. I figured it out. Years later, today, Sam Walton repeats everything I was doing. This book is an exceptionally kind gift from Sam Walton and his family to you. A dying man with apparently nothing more motivating him than to do something kind for the America. Don't take it lightly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book spans the triumphs and failures of the Great Mr. Sam. Unlike his predocessors of retail empires such as Sears and Penneys , he was a modest down to earth hard working indiviual, whom never forgot his roots.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Wal-Mart is not just a gigantic retail company. It is the ultimate retailing juggernaut, setting the bar for products, packaging and pricing, and demolishing its competitors. Given its staggering influence, some would say Wal-Mart has become the very embodiment of retailing. It is the world's biggest private employer and its largest (by revenue) public corporation, with 2008 sales topping $400 billion. It has 4,264 stores in the U.S. and, with its international subsidiaries, serves more than 100 million customers weekly across the globe. The personality of Wal-Mart's late founder, Sam Walton, is still a driving force, a source of homespun, countrified wisdom and old-fashioned common sense. In this engaging autobiography, Walton explains how he built his mammoth corporation from a small five-and-dime store in Bentonville, Arkansas. The book doesn't include much bad news, but you wouldn't expect to find it here anyway. getAbstract recommends this colorful, entertaining book by America's ultimate entrepreneur. He clearly was a determined steamroller as a businessman, but he was also a charmer - and that won't surprise you either.
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