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11097期大乐透开奖

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11097期大乐透开奖

"Now, of course, he's a competitor to James-way. But he wouldn't ever apologize for that. He thinks itmakes us a better company. And he's right."Something else happened in late 1976 which really helped us gear up for competition. A research groupset up by a bunch of us regional discounterswho at the time didn't compete in each other'sterritorieshad its first meeting here in Bentonville. Guys like Herb Fisher of Jamesway, and Herb Gillmanof Ames, and Dale Worman of Fred Meyer all came down here and went through our stores to give ustheir opinion of how they thought we were doing. And, man, what they had to say really shocked us. "We were on a tennis vacation to England. We were there to see Wimbledon. One day, we werewalking down a street in London, and Sam, of course, stopped to look at a storehe always stopped tolook in stores wherever we wentanywhere in the world, it didn't matter. On that same trip, we lost a lotof our things in Italy when thieves broke into the car while he was looking at a big discount store. "One day I got a call from Sam, and he said, 'Meet me in Kansas City, I want to buy an airplane.' Boy,it took me by such surprise. I always thought he was the world's worst driver and even my fatherwouldn't ever let Sam drive him. I thought, 'He will kill himself the first year.' So I did everything in theworld to try and talk him out of that first airplane. He just said, 'Whether you meet me or not, I'm goingto look at this airplane.' And I did not go because I knew he would kill himself in that plane. He called melater and said he hadn't bought that particular plane, but he'd gone to Oklahoma City and bought this AirCoupe for $1,850, and I had to come see it. I'll never forget going out to the Bentonville airport andseeing what he called an airplane. It had a washing machine motor in it, and it would putt-putt, and thenmiss a lick, then putt-putt again. It didn't even look like an airplane, and I wouldn't go near it for at leasttwo years. But then we were putting some more stores in around Little Rock, and one day he says, 'Let'sgo to Little Rock.' I hadn't flown since the Navy in the Pacific, and I was always used to water. Here wewere with Sam at the stick going over all these trees and mountains. It was the longest trip I ever took. 11097期大乐透开奖 "We were on a tennis vacation to England. We were there to see Wimbledon. One day, we werewalking down a street in London, and Sam, of course, stopped to look at a storehe always stopped tolook in stores wherever we wentanywhere in the world, it didn't matter. On that same trip, we lost a lotof our things in Italy when thieves broke into the car while he was looking at a big discount store. � Like any other company, we obviously wanted to keep our stock price up and attract as many newinvestors as we could. And the way we went at that early on was about as unorthodox as everything elsewe've done. Most public companies hold annual stockholders' meetings, and many hold sessions for WallStreet stock analysts, where they tell their company story and try to drum up support for their stock. As Itold you, Mike Smith is an off-the-wall guy with good ideas and suggestions that are somewhatunorthodox. So right after we went public, Mike suggested that we might want to turn our stockholders' � � � � But I never seriously considered retail in those days. In fact, I was sure I was going to be an insurancesalesman. I had a high school girlfriend whose father was a very successful salesman for GeneralAmerican Life Insurance Company, and I had talked to him about his business. It appeared to me that hewas making all the money in the world. Insurance seemed like a natural for me because I thought I couldsell. I had always sold things. As a little kid I soldLibertymagazines for a nickel, and then switched toWoman's Home Companion when it came along for a dime, figuring I could make twice as muchmoney. The girl and I broke up, but I still had big plans. I figured I would get my degree and go on to theWharton School of Finance inPennsylvania. But as college wound down, I realized that even if I kept upthe same kind of work routine I'd had all through college, I still wouldn't have the money to go toWharton. So I decided to cash in what chips I already had, and I visited with two company recruiterswho had come to theMissouricampus. Both of them made me job offers. I accepted the one from JCPenney; I turned down the one from Sears Roebuck. Now I realize the simple truth: I got into retailingbecause I was tired and I wanted a real job. � � "We were on a tennis vacation to England. We were there to see Wimbledon. One day, we werewalking down a street in London, and Sam, of course, stopped to look at a storehe always stopped tolook in stores wherever we wentanywhere in the world, it didn't matter. On that same trip, we lost a lotof our things in Italy when thieves broke into the car while he was looking at a big discount store. I'm not going to pretend we're perfect at this. We do have our share of miscommunication, like that timethe Moon Pies were shipped to stores in Wisconsin, where they didn't exactly jump off the shelves. Andsometimes a simple attitude is as valuable as all the technology in the world. For example, we've got thisone rule I hope we never give up enforcing: our buyers here in Bentonville are required to return callsfrom the stores first, before they return the calls of vendors or anybody else, and they are required to getback to the stores by sundown of the day they get the call.