Essay on Dj for Management

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Sam Walton
Made in America

My Story by Sam Walton with John Huey

BANTAM BOOKS NEW YORK• TORONTO• LONDON• SYDNEY• AUCKLAND

This edition contains the complete text of the original hardcover edition.
NOT ONE WORD HAS BEEN OMITTED.
SAM WALTON: MADE IN AMERICA
A Bantam Book/published by arrangement with Doubleday
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Doubleday edition published June 1992
Bantam edition/June 1993
Photographs without credits appear courtesy of the Walton family.
All rights reserved.
Copyright© 1992 by the Estate of Samuel Moore Walton. Cover photo copyright© 1989 by
Louis Psihoyos/Matrix.
Cover design by Emily & Maura Design.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 92-18874.
ISBN 0-553-56283-5
Published simultaneously
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At work, my business life has been spent in lockstep with an incredible group of Wal-Mart associates who have put up with all my aggravation and bullheadedness and pulled together to make what once appeared truly impossible now seem expected and routine.
So first, I want to dedicate this book to Helen Robson Walton and the four fine kids she raised— with some help along the way from the old man—our sons Rob, John, and Jim, and our daughter Alice.
Then I want to dedicate it to all my partners—and I wish I could recognize every one of you individually, but we've talked over the years and you know how I feel about you—and to all 400,000 of my associate-partners who've made this wild, wild Wal-Mart ride so much fun and so special. Much of this book is really your story.
Earlier on, there were fewer of us. Jackie Lancaster, our first floor manager in Newport, Arkansas. Inez Threet, Ruby Turner, Wanda Wiseman, Ruth Keller—my first four associates when we opened Walton's Five and Dime in Bentonville on August 1, 1951. What would we have done without those early managers? Most of them risked so much by leaving good jobs with much larger variety chains to join up with a one-horse outfit run by an overactive dreamer down in Bentonville —people like Clarence Leis, Willard Walker, Charlie Baum, Ron Loveless, Bob Bogle, Claude Harris, Ferold Arend, Charlie Cate, Al Miles, Thomas

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