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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 20th century, Sam never lost the common touch.

Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure of 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.

©1992 The Estate of Samuel Moore Walton (P)2017 Recorded Books

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What it means to commit everything to your dream.

This book, is one of greatest gifts to anyone looking to build a great business or simply a great life. Everyone wants secrets but the truth is you just have to get after it and stay after it.

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Fantastic book. GREAT narrator!

The narrator often makes or breaks the book. This narrator did an excellent job and was a superb choice. An inspiring story of hard work and dedication. It's stories like this that keep me pushing on in business endeavours! This book is right up there with The Snowball and Shoe Dog which were great reads (actually read these two. If you are turned off by the narrator on The Snowball definitely go read it. It's Ana amazing book but that narrator murders it...in a bad way lol).

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A must read classic!

i have read dozens of books on business and personal development. this one was one of the Best. beautifully written and very inspiring!

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Excellent story. Very inspirational. Good choice on reader as well. Will be listened to again.

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Incredible read for any entrepreneurs

Even if you’re not in retail you need to read this story about such a powerful entrepreneurs who “made it” against all odds using first principles and hard work.

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  • Jez
  • 2020-05-01

I had a great time listening to this audiobook.

the storytelling was great and the narrator did a fantastic job reading the book. i would especially highly recommend it to anyone in the retail business. I work in a different industry, but I still had a great time and learned very much on what it takes to build a business empire such as walmart.

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Great story

Amazing story of a pioneer businessman. Goes to show what one can achieve if you consistently keep on working and struggling hard.

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Great Listen!

Gives you a great sense of who Sam was and his love of retailing #Audible1

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A must read for any entrepreneur

#Audible1 Sal Walton Made in America is a story of a man who decided that he will be productive with his time. Every single second of it. He will plow through the up's, downs and in betweens. I enjoyed this book immensely because I have an understanding of what it takes to be a billionaire. Highly recommended!

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great visionary

fantastic example of how to be a leader in business. A maverick, that was continuously studying his competition.

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  • Nathan Ruff
  • 2019-04-14

Capitalism Is The Way

Sam Walton was a man who loved his country, company, employees, customers, and family. He showed his love mostly in his actions. A giant of giants, yet humble from beginning to end. He ran purely on love of what he did. Wonderful book, with good insight into his life.

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  • John Nuttall
  • 2018-04-15

A great story of a great man and a great company

The performance was outstanding. The narrator demonstrated the energy and enthusiasm of the author himself. It felt like the author was reading the book. The best performance by a narrator other than the author that I've listened to in my 15 years as an audible platinum subscriber. And the story was incredible.

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  • AA0303
  • 2018-07-27

An inspirational biography of a once in a lifetime

This is one of the best books I've read. Takes you on a journey through the iconic Sam Walton and how he overcame great odds to succeed on his terms. Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-22

Worth Reading

Sam Walton’s words give excellent insights on what he thought was important in the success of his company. He gives good examples of the values and traits that are required to take a business to the level that his achieved.

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  • 2020-10-06

Missed the mark...

This book missed the mark for bringing any value to me... I finished it and re-listened to many parts... Only really just learned that Sam felt that he did not share enough wealth with employees... and failed to say that would not advance anyone that was not willing to ignore their families as much as he did... Sure he was a workaholic, that made him and his family very wealthy, and gave us stores to shop in... don't see him as someone to emulate.

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  • Dennis
  • 2020-06-24

You can learn something from this man even if you don’t like Walmart

What a great lesson in both business and life. Put the customer first and care about people.

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  • An Audible Listener
  • 2019-07-31

More about Walmart promotion than Sam Walton

This ghostwritten plug for Walmart is not about Sam Walton the man nor his life. It is about how wonderful and innovative Walmart was in changing the world, for the better of course.

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  • J'oli
  • 2018-11-12

10 hr Walmart commercial

10 hr Walmart commercial with some interesting points here and there. A whitewash of Walmart’s business practices.

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  • RED
  • 2020-06-02

great read

Very happy Sam wrote this before he left us. Book is easy to follow and shows he was well educated and a hard worker, not just a novel fluke.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-30

Simply Incredible!

Loved every moment of it and it has inspired me more than any book I have ever read or listened to.

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