Sam Walton by Sam Walton
Made In America

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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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Published September 12, 2012 by Bantam. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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going on about Walton's bouts with cancer, trying to make a Machiavellian intrigue out of the one rather dull hitch in Walton's climb to the top (a management crisis involving a top Wal-Mart executive).

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All in all, Ortega provides a vivid analysis of Wal-Mart and competitors like Sears, Price Clubs, and, notably, K-Mart, with many anecdotes that are emblematic of a new way of business.

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Hint: It's the same one employed by Target (NYSE: TGT ) , Kohl's (NYSE: KSS ) , Dick's (NYSE: DKS ) , Costco (Nasdaq: COST ) , Home Depot (NYSE: HD ) , and a huge list of other major retailers -- discounting.

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