10. Meeting Sam Walton
Sam Walton was a business legend. But we were lucky enough to know the man himself. Whenever he’d visit a store, he would tell the managers to take a hike and chat with the hourly associates instead. “I know what I know,” he’d say. “I wanna know what you know.” This appreciation for getting past the hype and right to the truth was one of the inspirations for our philosophy of purpose.