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What I Learned From Sam Walton

Author : Michael Bergdahl
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Praise for WHAT I LEARNED FROM SAM WALTON "Michael Bergdahl’s book presents unique insights into the staggering international success of Wal-Mart. Throughout the pages of this book, you can almost hear Sam Walton himself coaching and inspiring his legion of employees to greatness." –Tracy Mullin, President and CEO, National Retail Federation "Retailers, non-retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers will enjoy Bergdahl’s insights into Wal-Mart’s service culture and its leadership icon, Sam Walton." –Roger J. Dow, SVP Global and Field Sales, Marriott International, Inc. "Mike Bergdahl, in his book, What I Learned from Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Wal-Mart World, has provided a complete digest and compilation of the various objectives, tactics, policies, procedures, mindsets, and culture used by the world’s largest retailer. This book offers any business person the opportunity to assess and evaluate the effort, drive, and commitment, one must have to effectively and profitably compete at retail today against a formidable and predatory competitor. The insights, strategies, and steps presented are a career of observations in successful marketing, business efficiency, human resource management, and customer focus. All retailers today, face the challege of becoming and maintaining relevant to the consumer today. This book offers clear and concise suggestions on what has been done by Wal-Mart and what could, and may be done by all other retailers seeking to become alternative shopping experiences for the consumer." –J.H. Campbell Jr., President/CEO, Associated Grocers, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana past chairman of the Board of Directors, National Grocers Association Bergdahl outlines his competitive strategy with the acronym P.O.C.K.E.T.S. P – Price: Don’t try to compete on price; differentiate your product selection. O – Operations: Break the retail "ready, shoot, aim" tactical orientation by developing an actual strategy to compete. C – Culture: Build a can-do culture with a strong sense of urgency. Communicate your values and beliefs over and over again to your employees. K – Key Item Promotion/Product: Determine who you are and uniformly communicate your brand message to your entire team. E – Expenses: Become obsessed about controlling costs. T – Talent: Recruit constantly and hire people who have both experience and high potential. S – Service: Never take your customer for granted. Empower your employees to make decisions involving customer concerns.

The 10 Rules of Sam Walton

Author : Michael Bergdahl
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Praise for The 10 Rules Of Sam Walton "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton is one of those books that should be read and regularly reread by . . . everyone-business-people, students, teachers, parents, and children. It transcends the limits of a traditional book about lessons in business and makes it a book about life and about successful living!" —J. K. Knapp III, former Wal-Mart store manager,current manufacturer and supplier to Wal-Mart As founder of Wal-Mart and its many successful divisions, Sam Walton reinvented the retailing industry through his singularity of focus, high expectations, and never-say-die attitude. During his successful career, Sam Walton developed a list of what he considered the most important rules for entrepreneurial success. As far as he was concerned, there were ten key result areas that he considered pivotal to his own success. Now, in The 10 Rules of Sam Walton, author and former Wal-Mart employee Michael Bergdahl reveals these rules-and the stories behind them-to help you achieve success in both your professional and personal lives. Straightforward and to the point, this book offers valuable lessons that Walton himself followed, and taught, throughout his lifetime-from Rule #1: "Be passionately committed to achieving success" to Rule # 10: "Be different and challenge the status quo." Whether you're an entrepreneur or an hourly paid employee, The 10 Rules of Sam Walton will provide you with a blueprint for success that has proven itself time and again.

Sam Walton

Author : Sally Lee
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A biography of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, whose idea that he would get the best deals he could on merchandise and pass those savings on to the customer led to his becoming the richest man in America.

Sam Walton

Author : J.D. Rockefeller
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Sam Walton is best known for founding the retail chains of Walmart and Sam’s Club. Founded in 1962, Walmart continued to expand internationally for the next 30 years and by the year 2010, it had become the largest company in the world. Walton had already stepped down as the CEO of Walmart in 1988 when he was 70 years old. However, he continued to be involved in the affairs of the company until the day he died on the 5th of April, 1992 at the age of 74 due to cancer. Even though Sam Walton died more than 15 years ago, his life, his story, and his teachings about how to succeed in the business world continue to inspire many start-up entrepreneurs. He made Walmart one of the biggest retail chains around the world and, even after his death, it continues to be at the top. This book is an attempt to look at his life and his philosophy about succeeding as an entrepreneur in the retail business.

Sam Walton

Author : Sam Walton
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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.

Sam Walton s Way

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It would be difficult to overstate the impact Sam Walton had on American business, specifically retailing. The standalone box stores he pioneered have quite literally changed the nation’s landscape. His innovations in supply-chain management and distribution totally reshaped the relationship between suppliers and retailers, and, for the most part, took wholesalers out of the equation. His insistence on low prices altered customers’ expectations of what they will have to pay for everything from socks to soda. Like few business leaders before or since, Sam Walton changed the world. Saturday, August 14, 1964 was a broiling hot day in Harrison, Arkansas--but the heat was the last thing on Sam Walton’s mind. For the 46-year-old Walton, this was a big day: the grand opening of his second Wal-Mart. He was going to make damn sure it was a big success. He’d planned everything. In the parking lot, he’d had two truckloads of watermelons delivered and hired a donkey to provide rides for the kids. He headed outside to greet his first customers. What he saw would make most entrepreneurs lose their cool: The watermelons had burst, and donkey dung littered the lot. Walton’s reaction was emblematic of his ability to rise above any challenge. He ignored the mess, smiled, walked up to the crowd, stuck out his hand, and said, “Welcome to Wal-Mart.” That focus on customers is Walton’s prime leadership lesson. But there are many others, beginning with his obsession with low prices--just the first step in a mission to deliver unbeatable value.... New Word City, publishers of digital originals, contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes.

Leadership Lessons Sam Walton

Author : Will Peters
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It would be difficult to overstate the impact that Sam Walton had on business. The stand-alone box stores he pioneered changed America and the world. His innovations in supply-chain management and distribution reshaped the relationship between suppliers and retailers and took wholesalers out of the equation. He altered customers' expectations as well as the prices they paid for everything from socks to soda. Like few leaders before or since, Sam Walton changed the world. Here, in this short-form book, is what businesspeople everywhere can learn from him.

Summary The 10 Rules of Sam Walton

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The must-read summary of Michael Bergdahl's book: "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results". This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Bergdahl's book "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton" reveals the extraordinarily effective guiding principles of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart. In his book, the author explains the daily habits of Sam Walton which led to his success and the management principles that brought Wal-Mart to its world-class status. This summary is a must-read for any leader who wants to create and maintain a corporate culture that is friendly and commercially effective. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton" and discover the key to creating a successful company.

Summary Sam Walton Made In America

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The must-read summary of Sam Walton and Richard Huey's book: "Sam Walton: Made in America: The Story of America's Richest Man". This complete summary of the ideas from Sam Walton and Richard Huey's book "Sam Walton: Made in America" tells the story of Walton and how he rose to becoming so financially successful. In their book, the authors reveal the tale of a small-town millionaire who revolutionised retail distribution, with Wal-Mart becoming the world's largest retail chain by sales turnover and constantly expanding. This was made possible thanks not only to Walton’s dedication to entrepreneurship, hard work, vision, dedication, but also because he wasn’t afraid of risk. This summary offers a fascinating insight into the man behind one of the greatest success stories in American history. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Sam Walton: Made in America" and discover more about the man behind Wal-Mart.

Top Inspiring Thoughts of Sam Walton

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Sam Walton was born as Samuel Moore Walton on March 29, 1918, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, the U.S. to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee. He had one younger brother, James. His father was a farmer who later entered farm mortgaging as farming did not provide enough money to provide for his family. The family moved frequently during Sam’s early childhood. He was a good student and he became the youngest Eagle Scout in Missouri’s history while studying in the eighth grade in Shelbina, Missouri.