Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Walmart tops Fortune 500

Acoording to Fortune magazine rankings for the year 2008, Walmart is at the top . I have always admired at the companies and personalities who are at the top.
The founder of Walmart - Sam Walton (1918-1992) , was a businessman , but very unique. He is also the founder of Sam's club. was described as to be industrious, always trying to get the most out of money, and had a burning ambition to succeed. This is all apparent by: how he helped his family through the depression, started his own business from almost nothing, and how he changed the field of management. I got amazed on reading more about Sam Walton. All these people who are now at the top (atleast most of them) have struggled in their early days . And they all have same thirst to succeed in life. I think they all live for ever.
Their motto that impressed me :
"We're all working together; that's the secret. And we'll lower the cost of living for everyone, not just in America, but we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better lifestyle, a better life for all. We're proud of what we've accomplished ; we've just begun." (The Wal-Mart Story)

Image courtesy : Wikipedia & Times Magazine.

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