Wise and inspiring autobiography... Walton tells his quietly fantastic story with conviction and makes bones about his mistakes. -- San Francisco Chronicle. It's a story about entrepreneur, and risk, and hard work, and kwing 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. Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who turned 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 twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, Sam Walton tells his extraordinary story in his won inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure of his ambitious 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. Here is an extraordinary success story about a man whose empire was built t with smoke and mirrors, but with good old-fashioned elbow grease. -- Detroit Free Press.
Sam Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur, best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club.John Huey served as editor-in-chief of Time Inc until 2012. The former editor of The Wall Street Journal/Europe and founding editor of Southpoint magazine, he has long reported on the business world and has profiled many of its leading personalities.