I think old Sam is spinning his way to China...! The way he built up his business is now
practically impossible in today's world.
Outstanding story of Mr. Walton and his vision for affordable retail shopping in America. Chronicles the struggles of this great entrepreneur, and loyalty of his wife thru the process. She lived in fear that they would be penniless because Mr. Walton had so much debt. Story proves that if you have faith in yourself and your vision, your goals can be accomplished. As an entrepreneur myself, I found this book very inspiring and full of motivational ideas. Highly recommend to anyone who either has or wants to start his own business.
Sam Walton's ideas on starting Wal-Mart and then eventually Sam's Club.
This is the inspirational story of how Sam Walton started from relatively humble beginnings and created the giant retailer Wal-Mart.
"A sure-fire all-American success story."--The New York Times Book Review.
"Sam Walton helped start a revolution in the discount industry....How did he do it--in rural Arkansas, of all places?" -- The Flint Journal
While I have always been an opponent to the Wal Mart corporation and the sheer size of its business, I have a new found respect for the company and its founder. From humble beginnings (all the way to the end), you really have to hand it to Walton for his persistence in business.
Gave a good biography of how Sam Walton's life and how he started Wal-Mart.
Loved the simplicity of his thinking.
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.
a look at walmart's beginnings