A Snapshot Into The Life of Sam Walton


Lately, I have been reading the biography of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, titled “Made in America.” I haven’t finished it, but I came across this quote from David Glass (an eventual CEO of Wal-Mart) that gives a pretty good snapshot into the kind of guy that Walton was:

When Sam feels a certain way, he’s restless.  Two things about Sam Walton distinguish him from almost everyone else I know. First, he gets up every day bound and determined to improve something. Second, he is less afraid of being wrong than anyone I’ve ever known. And once he sees he’s wrong, he just shakes it off and heads in another direction.

When some people go to Wal-Mart, they might think of a “big box” retailer that is usually associated with corporate greed and excess by squeezing every penny out of vendors and paying wages to entry-level employees that flirt with the … Read the rest of this article!