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[Book]Sam Walton: Made In America

2017-06-19 11:17:29

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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.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Learning to Value a Dollar
  • Starting on a Dime
  • Bouncing Back
  • Swimming Upstream
  • Raising a Family
  • Recruiting the Team
  • Taking the Company Public
  • Rolling Out the Formula
  • Building the Partnership
  • Stepping Back
  • Creating a Culture
  • Making the Customer Number One
  • Meeting the Competition
  • Expanding the Circles
  • Thinking Small
  • Giving Something Back
  • Running a Successful Company: Ten Rules That Worked for Me
  • Wanting to Leave a Legacy
  • A Postscript
  • Co-Author's Note
  • Index

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