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Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2: Starting on a Dime Summary

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Chapter 2: Starting on a Dime Summary and Analysis

Sam believes that he was overblessed with ambition and drive, traits that he inherited from his mother. Sam has always set the bar high, setting goals for himself as a child, such as being the class officer, playing football, baseball and basketball and swimming during school. He makes a bet with another boy that he will become an Eagle Scout first and wins the bet. He is the youngest Eagle Scout, 13 years old, in the state of Missouri at the time. When he is 14, he saves a boy from drowning, but Sam doesn't like to talk about it since it seems like bragging. He likes to concentrate on team building and playing rather than his individual achievements.

Although Sam is a small man at only 130 pounds, he works very hard and gets his letter in football in...

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