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Sam Walton Biography (Samuel Moore Walton) : Wal-Mart founder and American businessman
Famous for : Being the founder of the American discount department stores Wal-Mart and the membership warehouses Sam's Club. The Walton family remains one of the wealthiest families in the world.
Walton details : Born - 29th of March, 1918 Kingfisher, Oklahoma, USA / Died 5th of April, 1992

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Most everything I’ve done I’ve copied from somebody else.
Sam Walton - Opportunity - Ideas

Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who’s going to have a great idea.
Sam Walton - Great - Ideas - Listening - Motivational

I learned a lesson which has stuck with me all through the years: you can learn from everybody. I didn’t just learn from reading every retail publication I could get my hands on, I probably learned the most from studying what John Dunham was doing across the street
Sam Walton - Learning - Reading - Retail

I’d still say that visiting the stores and listening to our folks was one of the most valuable uses of my time as an executive. But really, our best ideas usually do come from the folks in the stores. Period.
Sam Walton - Ideas - Listening - Retail - Opportunities

I learned early on that one of the secrets to campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I did that in college. I did it when I carried my papers. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them, I would call them by name, but even if I didn’t I would still speak to them. Before long, I probably knew more students than anybody in the university, and they recognized me and considered me their friend.
Sam Walton - Learning - Secrets - Leadership - Speak - University

After a lifetime of swimming upstream, I am convinced that one of the real secrets to Wal-mart’s phenomenal success has been that very tendency.
Sam Walton - Retail - Secrets - Persistence - Success

I think my constant fiddling and meddling with the status quo may have been one of my biggest contributions to the later success of Wal-Mart.
Sam Walton - Retail - Change - Success

I think I overcame every single one of my personal shortcomings by the sheer passion I brought to my work. I don’t know if you’re born with this kind of passion, or if you can learn it. But I do know you need it.
Sam Walton - Work - Passion - Motivational

We're all working together; that's the secret.
Sam Walton - Work - Success

I pay low wages. I can take advantage of that. We're going to be successful, but the basis is a very low-wage, low-benefit model of employment.
Sam Walton - Wage - Greed - Success - Employee

Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.
Sam Walton - Customers - Commitment

Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.
Sam Walton - Employee - Power - Risk - Competition

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
Sam Walton - Leadership - Belief - Encouragement

I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
Sam Walton - Success - Innovation

High expectations are the key to everything.
Sam Walton - Encouragement - Ambition


There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton - Customers - CEO - Money

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