June 26th, 2012 |
On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.
He was 44 years old.
Five years later, Walton had expanded to 24 stores across Arkansas.
Fifty years later, Wal-Mart is the world’s biggest retailer with 8,500 stores and more than two million employees in 15 countries.
On the occasion of the store’s 50th anniversary, consider this timeless perspective from founder Sam Walton:
Walton said that he always pursued everything he was interested in with a true passion – some would say obsession – to win. “I’ve always held the bar pretty high for myself.”
What are you passionate about? Fifty years from now, what legacy will you have left?
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Business schools teach case studies. Hollywood blockbusters are inspired by true events.
Exceptional leaders are students of history. Decision-making comes with the territory.