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Sam Walton

Made in America
Written by: John Huey, Sam Walton
Narrated by: Henry Strozier
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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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

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-04-06

Remarkable man.

This book inspired me. You just fall in love with the man. And later he brings a tear to your eye.

He is a true leader and I wish i had the chance to meet him. God bless that man.

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  • Sylvester Barzey
  • 2019-08-17

Great Story

It’s an autobiography so I feel it didn’t dive too deep into any of the negatives of Sam’s life and the fact that he died before Amazon became a competitor made the book feel like it was missing something but more or less it was a great inspirational story about breaking the rules and doing what most aren’t willing to do.

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  • Ebong Eka
  • 2019-08-02

An amazing account of one of the best retailers

loved this book. It's worth listening to so you can apply to your business :-)

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-25

Sam Walton

sam walton was a good man. when he died, all of his values he cherished died with him. the walmarts of today are laden with trash. no more door greeters. employees are no longer serving customers. awful place to shop. though, items stay cheap but who needs them?

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  • KJ
  • 2019-07-18

Entrepreneur? Read This Book.

awesome story. with business insights throughout. one of the last chapters gives his lessons for success, which are captured also throughout his story.

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  • andrewndori
  • 2019-07-15

Top 5 books -

Every founder of a billion dollar company has a few things that made their business work in their vertical. Rockefeller in Titan, My Life and Work on Henry Ford, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Sam Zemurray, all of them have key things that made them thrive.

This book was epic timing for me when it gets into how they structured the employee profit sharing, manager equity, and discounted stock options. They had a formula that worked and still works today. They are the last major company battling with Amazon that is over $200bil.

So many clutch points, this book is top five for me. The narrator is great, I listened on 2x speed.