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Sam Walton: Made In America

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The story of Sam Walton’s life is not just a story of a successful businessman, but rather an autobiography of the true American success story who started out in humble beginnings in the Midwest and compounded into the largest retail chain in the world. The book takes you through the story of how Sam took one retail shop and out competed all of his neighbors time and time again. From raising a family to recruiting his team, Sam Walton’s formula for creating a multi-billion dollar company is a true classic.

Sam Walton: Made In America simulates first-hand how the largest retailing empire ever was built long before Amazon ever existed. In scaling a business, especially a physical retail brand such as Wal-Mart there are many challenges that can come up. Sam succeeded in an era where technology was not prevalent by optimizing pricing, product promotions, retail locations, distribution systems and most importantly customer service. Sam overcame obstacle after objection and eventually thrived during a time when competing retailers were just struggling to survive.

Not only is Sam Walton’s story filled with wisdom, actionable knowledge and perception but the true gem inside the book is one for the ages.

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You will learn the essential fundamentals firsthand from the very man himself. Sam explains it all from his eyes and experiences. An American legend, this book brings the reader back to the grassroots of industrialization and culminates in the building of the largest retailing brand in existence (at the time).

Sam Walton’s Top 10 Rules For Success

  1. Commit
  2. Share
  3. Motivate
  4. Communicate
  5. Appreciate
  6. Celebrate
  7. Listen
  8. Exceed
  9. Control
  10. Swim

If you want to learn what these rules mean more in-depth, then I suggest you take the time to read the book. After all, it is only $7. The hard part, as so eloquently stated by Sam Walton is that the real challenge, is to constantly figure out ways to execute the rules and plans you have set for yourself. You can’t just keep doing what works one time, because everything around you is always changing. The world will always keep changing. To succeed, you have to stay out in front of that change, which means adaptability is key in a world of ever-changing circumstances.

“The secret lies in motivating kids who aren’t getting educated today to want to put themselves through school, and to make them understand the rewards they can expect when they do.” – Sam Walton

Sam Walton: Made In America

Sam Walton: Made In America

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Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Year: 1993
ASIN: B008ZPG704
ISBN: 0553562835

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 ...

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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.

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This book is of incredible value and for the price that can not be over stated. If you are an entrepreneur take a look at this amazing autobiography. The essential wisdom Sam Walton shares while building his business is amazing. There is gold after gold of valuable information inside the pages.

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