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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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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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  • Black L.
  • 2019-05-22

Great book

This I a great story that all sales men and business owners should read. ideas and strategies that continue to stand the test of time

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  • VICTOR GERSTEN
  • 2019-05-12

American success story

In life , you must encounter problems “head on” Mr. Walton is an amazing example of what free enterprise can do . I highly recommend reading this book and leaning from the best

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  • FDG
  • 2019-05-03

Not my favorite

Mr. Walton comes across a bit arrogant in this book. Not a favorite book and would not recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-22

entrepreneur

this is a must read for people who are in the people businesses basically everyone serve and treat people right

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  • Marcia L.
  • 2019-04-17

Should be a required book in all middle schools and business schools

A humble but persistent book on the success of an enthusiastic and hard working merchant, this book is a beautiful illustration of the virtues of capitalism, teamwork and personal responsibility. Well written and performed. Highly recommended!

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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.