Samuel Moore Walton was a renowned American entrepreneur and the founder of iconic retail chains, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Walton is regarded as one of the most iconic business magnates of all time for his contributions towards a range of innovations in the retail industry and the way he made large departmental store chains a common phenomenon. After having opened retail outlets since the time he was in his 20s, Walton opened the first Wal-Mart in 1962 and he never looked back then. His efforts as a capitalist also won him the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ in 1992 and ‘TIME Magazine’ had also named him among the most influential people of the 20th century. Walton grew to be among the richest persons in the United States and was ranked by ‘Forbes Magazine’ as the richest person in the country during the 1980s. Walton was not only a rich and successful entrepreneur but a philanthropist who supported a number of charitable causes. During his high-profile public life and business endeavors, he delivered many lectures, gave interviews where Walton shared his thoughts and insights on a varied range of issues. We bring to you a compilation of quotes and sayings by Sam Walton on leadership, risk, customers, mistakes, fate, hard work, self-belief and more.
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.