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  • In 1886, a Minnesota railroad agent Richard Sears came across some fast cash and an idea to market products that people needed. That great idea and excellent marketing strategy was the start of Sears becoming a billion dollar retailing giant.

  • Dave Thomas lived an unhappy and underprivileged childhood but his burning ambition lead him to the American dream.His marketing genius made Wendy's one of the country's most successful fast food restaurant chains.

  • Sam Walton was America's bargain basement billionaire. His secret to success was deceptively simple…sell things cheaper, much cheaper. More than a decade after his death, his legacy lives on — Walmart, his discount empire, is still the world's largest retailer.

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