Sam Walton - Quotes

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There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

High expectations are the key to everything.

High expectations are the key to everything.

Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want - and a little more. ---->>>

We're all working together; that's the secret.

We're all working together; that's the secret.

If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever. ---->>>

Maybe I was born to be a merchant, maybe it was fate. I don't know about that. But I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning. ---->>>

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune. ---->>>

The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. ---->>>

I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been. ---->>>

All of us profit from being corrected - if we're corrected in a positive way.

All of us profit from being corrected - if we're corrected in a positive way.

I don't know what would have happened to Wal-Mart if we had laid low and never stirred up the competition. My guess is that we would have remained a strictly regional operator. ---->>>

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. ---->>>

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.

If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.

If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.

The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers. ---->>>

You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient.

You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient.

Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community. ---->>>

Share your profits with all your associates, and treat them as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations. ---->>>

In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn't pay my employees well. ---->>>

Control your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive advantage. ---->>>

Capital isn't scarce; vision is. ---->>>

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. ---->>>

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.

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.

I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time. ---->>>

Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people. ---->>>

We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are. ---->>>

One person seeking glory doesn't accomplish very much. ---->>>

I've never been one to dwell on reverses. ---->>>

Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. ---->>>

What am I supposed to haul my dogs around in, a Rolls-Royce? ---->>>

Most of us don't invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else. ---->>>

I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. ---->>>

I learned this early on in the variety business: You've got to give folks responsibility, you've got to trust them, and then you've got to check on them. ---->>>

I got into retailing because I wanted a real job. ---->>>

All that hullabaloo about somebody's net worth is just stupid, and it's made my life a lot more complex and difficult. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-29, 1918
Birthplace: Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U.S.
Die: 04-06, 1992
Occupation: Businessman
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Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club.(wikipedia)