Business Genius of Wal-Mart

Author: Sally Lee

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766026926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.
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Made In America

Author: Sam Walton

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307763692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 909

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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the inside story of America's richest man

Author: Vance H. Trimble

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451171610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 570

Presents the rags-to-riches tale of billionaire Sam Walton, founder of the discount chain Wal-Mart and America's richest man, as a study in old-fashioned values such as honesty and hard work
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Author: Katherine Krieg

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617838985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 8341

This biography examines the remarkable life of Sam Walton using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs, readers will learn about Walton�s family background, childhood, education, and entrepreneurial work as the founder of Walmart and Sam�s Club. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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How to Compete and Thrive in a Wal-Mart World

Author: Michael Bergdahl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471679981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 4897

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.
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Success Secrets for Remarkable Results

Author: Michael Bergdahl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8324

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.
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Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865920477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5707

Traces the life of Samuel Walton, the businessman who became wealthy by creating Wal-Mart, the most successful chain of retail stores in America.
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Author: New Word City

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132139227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 450

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.
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my story

Author: Sam Walton,John Huey

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 6514

In an autobiographical account of his rise to the pinnacle of the American retail business, the personal reminiscences of the late billionaire retailer are combined with dozens of interviews with Sam Walton's family and friends. Large first printing. Major ad/promo.
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The Untold Story of Sam Walton and how Wal-Mart is Devouring the World

Author: Bob Ortega

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749431778

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 413

View: 1689

Wal-Mart's mighty presence is no longer restricted to America. To the alarm of the UK retail sector, June 1999 saw Wal-Mart devour Asda. And given Wal-Mart's track record in the rest of the world, such alarm is well-founded. For instance, within seven years of Wal-Mart invading Canada and Mexico it became the largest retailer in both countries. It took less than two years for it to become the fourth largest retailer in Germany, while France and several Scandinavian countries now look destined for Wal-Mart's shopping basket. In Sam We Trust offers an exhaustive in-depth investigation into this powerful retailing empire. Bob Ortega, The Wall Street Journal's authority on Wal-Mart, goes beyond the headlines and Sam Walton's carefully crafted public image to reveal the ruthless penny-pinching manipulator behind the visionary genius. He also provides an illuminating history of retailing that includes case studies of such important Wal-Mart competitors as Sears, J.C. Penny, Price Clubs and, of course, Kmart. In Sam We Trust describes in detail not only how Wal-Mart became what it is, but also how it works today. In this new edition, Bob Ortega brings us up to date with Wal-Mart's worldwide shopping spree and gives us a unique peep behind the doors of the Asda deal and its likely impact on British retailing, shoppers and communities. In Sam We Trust provides a fascinating context for current developments: Ortega's incisive analysis of Sam Walton's controversial rise to power and the creation of the world's most successful retail business makes for a shocking yet compelling read.
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die Erfolgsstrategie eines Branchenrevolutionärs

Author: Michael Dell,Catherine Fredman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492237680

Category:

Page: 269

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Author: Erika L. Shores

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476596425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5845

"Simple text and photographs present the life of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart"--
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Review and Analysis of Walton and Huey's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511018209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 4031

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.
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Author: New Word City Editors

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1936529688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Walt Disney presents a puzzling paradox. He was a salt-of-the-earth, hard-working artist who promoted family values. He was a tyrannical, wary, micro-manager whose associates decried the lack of charity in his soul. How, then, did he create such lovable characters and establish his empire? By utilizing all of his attributes, according to this brief eBook. In fact, without his contradictions, he wouldn't have been Walt Disney, and his fabled enterprise would almost surely have vanished long ago. We can le arn a lot from his story.
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Review and Analysis of Bergdahl's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511016508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 15

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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.
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How Sam Walton Built Walmart and Became America's Richest Man

Author: Karen Blumenthal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529229

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 487

Sam Walton grew up to become the founder of Wal-Mart, but he was born with practically nothing except a compulsive drive to win - at football, at becoming class president, at beating everyone no matter what the game. His eventual empire started as nothing more than a dingy one-room general store. He created Wal-Mart - and his massive wealth - one building at a time, one town at a time. This is not a history of his company, but the biography of an uncomplicated man who just wanted to beat the guy down the street. More than forty black-and-white photos illustrate the text.
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Made in America by Sam Walton: Summary & Analysis

Author: Abookaday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535282826

Category:

Page: 26

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This book is a summary of the full version book "Made in America" by Sam Walton. This quick read version will be great for when you are perhaps traveling and you do not want something that is too long to read. This book will give you a short version of how Sam Walton the head of the Wal-Mart empire started out in the business of retail and what he did to become so successful at it. Why Should I download this book? You should consider downloading this book if you are someone that is looking to get into or are already in the retail business. In this book you will read about some of the things that Sam Walton did in order to be successful in retail. You may just be interested in learning a bit about the history of Wal-Mart and where it originated from. This is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... increase profit by lowering your prices how to develop a franchise how to work as a team player keeping associates motivated ways to keeps sales increasing and running at a profit Would You Like To Know More?Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
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Rethinking Retail

Author: Wil Mara

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531247785

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7116

Profiles the Wal-Mart founder, covering his childhood, his early experiences in the retail business, the founding of the world's largest retailer, and his battle with leukemia.
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