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At Wal-Mart, if you couldn't explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement.
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Differentiate your products, provide great service and don't even think about trying to compete with Wal-Mart on Price.
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Empowering people turns Wal-Mart's culture into a competitive advantage and the synergy created unleashes the organization's full potential.
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From Sam Walton's Darwinian, capitalistic perspective, survival of the fittest was the natural order of things.
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It was not a badge of dishonor to get demoted at Wal-Mart. "Stepping down" was simply attributed to having been "picked green."
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Sam Walton encouraged his employees to be entrepreneurial in their thinking and not to limit themselves, in their work, to any one functional area.
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Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the stores into the collective consciousness of every associate regardless of what job they did for the company.
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Sam Walton knew that he hadn't cornered the market on good ideas and that's why he was constantly reaching out to learn from others.
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Sam Walton provided average people with above average job opportunities that were beyond their wildest expectations.
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Sam Walton referred to his employees as "associates", his customers as "guests or neighbors" and his managers as "coaches".
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Sam Walton spent his every waking moment trying to improve Wal-Mart. He did it by out-thinking, out-working, and out-executing his competition.
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Sam Walton was a master storyteller who used illustrative stories to reinforce his cultural standards.
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Sam Walton was the kind of person who would never ask anyone else to do anything he wasn't personally willing to do.
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Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations.
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Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy.
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The ability to staff open positions with quality people may be the chink in the armor or Achilles heel of the Wal-Mart strategy.
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The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace.
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The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution.
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They don't teach the "Wal-Mart Way" at Harvard Business School!
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Wal-Mart has changed the traditional standards of expense control evolving or morphing them to a previously unheard of level, disproving the notion that you can't save your way to prosperity.
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Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average performance and results out of them.
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Wal-Mart's internal customer service standards reminded me of the philosophy of the Three Musketeers, 'It's all for one and one for all'!
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Wal-Mart's leaders are proud of the tightfisted perception they have created around the world; cheap is chic at Wal-Mart!
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Wal-Mart's success strategies and tactics are easy to understand yet hard to duplicate.
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When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've found a niche don't ever become complacent.
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While everyone else was complicating their business with the strategy "think big, start small, scale up", Sam Walton simplified his business, with the strategy, "think small, start small, scale up".
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