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Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story

Sam Walton

The national bestseller that tells the fascinating life story and unique business philosophy of billionaire Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart. Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland, who parlayed a single dime-store in a hardscrabble cotton town into the largest retailer in the world. Photographs.

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Publisher: Bantam
Publish Date: 06/01/1993
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 9780553562835
ISBN-10: 0553562835
Language: English

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February 23, 2009

We've all been to Wal-Mart. Even if you're not a big fan of the business itself, the story of it's founder, Sam Walton, is an inspirational one. It's the story of a good old boy from Arkansas, a formerly distinguished eagle scout and star athlete with a single five-an-dime store, building the largest company the world has ever seen. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

April 27, 2010

If you know who Jeff Hayzlett is, it is probably from his appearances on television or his Twitter footprint. But the chief marketing officer of Kodak is now venturing into the wonderful world of analog with his new book, The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? , being released by Business Plus in May. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 05, 2011

How Did They Do It?

By Sally Haldorson

In our The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, we included a chapter of recommended biographies. Jack has always championed the form as a valid way to learn valuable business lessons, not just as good entertainment. In the opening of the chapter, we explained: How did they do it? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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"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 entrepreneur, 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. Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who turned 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, Sam Walton tells his extraordinary story in his won inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure of his ambitious 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. "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.

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