Everything I've done I've copied from somebody else.
If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.
If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever.
I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
All of us profit from being corrected - if we're corrected in a positive way.
To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.
They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Maybe I was born to be a merchant, maybe it was fate. I don't know about that. But I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning.
I've never been one to dwell on reverses.
I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want - and a little more.
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient.
We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are.
Most of us don't invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else.
In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn't pay my employees well.
The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.
Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.
Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
What am I supposed to haul my dogs around in, a Rolls-Royce?