From the Publisher
"[A] wise and inspiring autobiographyWalton 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."
"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
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!