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Sam’s Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart’s 1988 Shareholders’ Meeting

Sam’s Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart’s 1988 Shareholders’ Meeting

Banking & Finance

Standing here in northwest Arkansas amid the appreciative gathering with sky blue “What’s Important Is You” banners hanging from the rafters and scoreboard, the messes is clear: God, America, Wal-Mart. Welcome to the pageantry and spectacle of Sam Walton’s capitalism rally — the 1988 Wal-Mart Shareholders’ Meeting — touted as the largest shareholders’ meeting in America, if not the world. read more >

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History  Of the World’s Largest Retailer

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

Wal-Mart at 50

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go. read more >