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Sam Walton's 10 Rules

I am an unashamed fan of the late Sam Walton. Having worked in his organization and having met him on several occasions, I am as enthusiastic about his leadership and business brilliance as I am disappointed in what's happened to his company since his passing . Today someone passed along something I hadn't read in years; Sam's Ten Rules for Business Success. They are old, and timeless. The first person references below are Sam Walton's, not mine, and he uses "associates" and "partners" as interchangeable terms for his employees and vendors. That was his genius ; that he felt everyone who worked for him or supplied to him was his equal and an expert from whom he could learn, and his customers were treasured above all. ____ Rule 1: Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anyone else. I think I overcame every single one of my personal shortcomings by the sheer passion I brought to my work. I don't know if you're born with this kind