“We couldn’t care less about what is forecast or what the market says we ought to do. If we listened very seriously to that sort of stuff, we never would have gone into small-town discounting in the first place.”Sam Walton
44 Highly Inspirational Sam Walton Quotes to Empower You
“Every time Wal-Mart spends one dollar foolishly, it comes right out of our customers’ pockets. Every time we save them a dollar, that puts us one more step ahead of the competition—which is where we always plan to be.”Sam Walton
“For my whole career in retail, I have stuck by one guiding principle. It’s a simple one, and I have repeated it over and over and over in this book until I’m sure you’re sick to death of it. But I’m going to say it again anyway: the secret of successful retailing is to give your customers what they want.”Sam Walton
“Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.”Sam Walton
“If you take someone who lacks the experience and the know-how but has the real desire and the willingness to work his tail off to get the job done, he’ll make up for what he lacks. And that proved true nine times out of ten.”Sam Walton
“It is a story about entrepreneurship, and risk, and hard work, and knowing where you want to go and being willing to do what it takes to get there. And it’s a story about believing in your idea even when maybe some other folks don’t, and about sticking to your guns.”Sam Walton
“I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. 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.”Sam Walton
“Be prepared for a lot of folks to wave you down and tell you you’re headed the wrong way. I guess in all my years, what I heard more often than anything was: a town of less than 50,000 population cannot support a discount store for very long.”Sam Walton
Sam Walton Short Biography
Born on 29 March 1918, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U.S., Samuel Moore Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur who founded the giant discount retail chain, Walmart in 1962 and Sam’s Club in 1983.
Between 1982 to 1988, Forbes ranked Sam Walton one of the richest men in America, and at one point, Walton was the richest man in the world.
He stepped down as CEO in 1988 but still actively participated in the company until his death in 1992.
By 1990, Walmart grew to be the largest retail chain in the United States. It is the world’s largest corporation by revenue and the world’s biggest private employer.
- The Life and Legacy of Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart – the balance
- Sam Walton: Great From the Start – Harvard Business School
- The Success Story of Sam Walton — Things to Know About Wal Mart and Entrepreneurship – Medium
- Sam Walton: Disrupting an Industry – This is Capitalism
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