When the whole thing is over, the guest associates are sent a videotape of the meeting, and they'resupposed to share that, and their impressions of the meeting, with their associates who didn't get to go. She considers herself an unexampled victim as it is. I think 'lessons on domestic economy' would about put the finishing stroke to the internal felicity of Ivy Lodge! 大乐透走势图连线带坐标斜线 I've been walking in the fields. I came round by the road. I'm very tired. A.D. 1835-1848 BOB THORNTON: He had expected to live in some splendid metropolis. He found himself in the obscure town which, of all others, he wished to avoid! "If you've ever spent any time around Wal-Mart, you may have noticed that it's not unusual forsomebody in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to get in his pickup on the spur of the moment and drive toBentonville, where you can find him sitting in the lobby waiting patiently to see the chairman. Now, really,how many chairmen of $50 billion companies do you know who are totally, 100 percent accessible totheir hourly associates I know lots of people in big companies who have never even seen their chairman,much less visited with him."That's not to suggest that they always like what I have to say. I don't always solve their problems, and Ican't always side with them just because they bring their situation to my attention. But if the associatehappens to be right, it's important to overrule their manager, or whoever they're having the problem withbecause otherwise the open-door policy isn't any good to anybody. The associates would know prettysoon that it was just something we paid lip service to, but didn't really believe. If I'm going to fly aroundall over the country telling these folks they're my partners, Isure owe it to them to at least hear them outwhen they're upset about something. CHARLIE BAUM, EARLY WAL-MART PARTNER: We started out swimming upstream, and it's made us strong and lean and alert, and we've enjoyed thetrip. We sure don't see any reason now to turn around and join the rest of the pack headed downcurrent. Although Wal-Mart says its stores compete effectively against Kmart, the company will avoid a Kmart ifpossible. While we don't expect Kresge to stage any massive invasion of Wal-Mart's existing territory,Kresge could logically act to contain Wal-Mart's geographical expansion . . . Assuming somecontainment policy on Kresge's part, Wal-Mart could run into serious problems in the next few years.