Working Together

Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club.

We’re all working together; that’s the secret. — Sam Walton

Sam Walton Quotes

  • 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.
  • We’re all working together; that’s the secret.
  • If you want a successful business, your people must feel that you are working for them—not that they are working for you.
  • 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.
  • I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
  • I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.

Made in America: My Story by Sam Walton

In Walmart (WMT) founder Sam Walton’s posthumously released autobiography Made in America: My Story, the entrepreneur laid out a series of ten commandments which he believed represented an ideal way of running a business:

  1. Commit to your goals
  2. Share your rewards
  3. Energize your colleagues
  4. Communicate all you know
  5. Value your associates
  6. Celebrate your success
  7. Listen to everyone
  8. Deliver more than you promise
  9. Work smarter than others
  10. Blaze your own path