Just recently picked up this book Sam Walton Made in America by Sam Walton and John Huey. A renowned yet very underated business book on how Sam Walton built Walmart to become the billionaire retailer it is today.
Some great quotes and stories from the first few chapters are
- “My competitive nature was such that I saw his success and admired it. I didn’t envy. I admired it. I said to myself: maybe I will be as successful as he is someday” Sam Walton on meeting businessman L.S. Robson
- “I’ve owned about eighteen airplanes over the years, and I’ve never brought one of them new” Sam Walton on his frugality and Learning To Value A Dollar
- “Wal-Mart never bought a jet until after we were approaching $40 billion in sales”
A very great read and will have a full summary by the end of the week.