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A lot has been written about the success story of Walmart, the largest retailer and the third largest public corporation in the world. For years, it has been the subject of analysis and speculation for everyone from leading news publications to management theorists. However, Sam Walton, the man behind this retail giant, always maintained distance from public attention, even when he was named the richest man in America by Forbes magazine. In Made in America, Walton finally lets the world in on his story, which is also the glorious story of the creation of his retail legacy.
In a narrative full of personal anecdotes and candid revelations, Walton recounts his life journey from his childhood days of selling milk and magazine subscriptions to opening his first retail store in Arkansas and eventually becoming the richest man in America. On the way, he shares his highest held values, his passions, and his views on the American way of doing business. Towards the end of the book, Walton leaves the readers with his invaluable wisdom on running a successful company- a set of ten rules that worked for him.
Walton wrote the book towards the end of his life. John Huey, the editor-in-chief of Time Inc. co-authored it. The book remained on The New York Times bestseller list for many months.
About The Authors
Sam Walton was an eminent American entrepreneur and the founder of Walmart, the largest retailer corporation in the world.
Walton was born in Oklahoma in 1918. He studied Economics at the University of Missouri. In 1998, he was included in TIME magazine's list of 100 most influential people of the 20th Century. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his pioneering efforts in retail business.
John Huey is the editor-in-chief of Time Inc., which owns such leading publications as TIME, Fortune, People, Sports Illustrated, and Entertainment Weekly.
Huey belongs to Atlanta. He studied at the University of Georgia and worked with The Wall Street Journal in his early years. He later joined Time Inc.'s Fortune magazine and went on to become its editor. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Overseas Press Club.