鈥楾he sun has been shining so beautifully lately, and the reapers have been busy in the fields. It is a sight to warm the heart, to see the yellow sheaves covering the land, and we should bless God for an abundant harvest. There is a clover-field near us, and it looks like a beautiful carpet of lilac and green. I was calculating that there must be more than two million blossoms in that one field; and each blossom may be perhaps the home of many insects.... Then what is that field compared to all England, or England to Europe, or Europe to the whole world? Neither your little head, nor the wisest man鈥檚, can imagine how many blossoms and how many insects there are on this great globe,鈥攊t makes one almost giddy to think of it,鈥攁nd then to consider that all the world itself is only like a speck in God鈥檚 Creation, that there are said to be eighty millions of fixed stars, each of which has very likely worlds moving round it. And God made all. How very great and wonderful He must be! It seems surprising that He should care for every one on this little ball,鈥攈ow much more astonishing that He should have condescended to come and live upon it, to have appeared as a feeble Child in one of the worlds that He had made, and then actually to die, like one of the creatures that He had formed! Is not God鈥檚 power wonderful, and His love more wonderful still? I know one thing for sure. We certainly changed the way retail works in this country. And when I saywe, I don't mean just Wal-Mart. Some of the fellows I told you about early in the book, like Sol Priceand Harry Cunningham and John Geisse, deserve a lot of the credit too. The whole philosophy haschanged in the retail business because of the quality discounters, of whom I believe we are the very best. But anyway, there was one guy at that same IBM schoola fellow up in Green Bay, Wisconsinwho wasthe only one who had a warehouse, a distribution center. He invited me to go look at it. So when I gothome from the school, I threw Don Whitaker and Ferold and Bob Thornton and some other folkstherewere six of us, I rememberinto a Beechcraft Baron I was flying in those days, and hauled us up to GreenBay, Wisconsin. We went through this warehouse, saw how they did it, took a lot of notes on everything. "Really it's a pretty simple philosophy. What you have to do is just draw a line in the dirt, and force thebureaucracy back behind that line. And then know for sure that a year will go by and it will be backacross that line, and you'll have to do the same thing again."I guess one reason I feel so strongly about not letting egos get out of control around Wal-Mart is that alot of bureaucracy is really the product of some empire builder's ego. Some folks have a tendency tobuild up big staffs around them to emphasize their own importance, and we don't need any of that atWal-Mart. If you're not serving the customer, or supporting the folks who do, we don't need you. Whenwe're thinking small, that's another thing we're always on the lookout for: big egos. You don't have tohave a small ego to work here, but you'd better know how to make it look small, or you might wind up introuble. 特别黄的免费大片视频|日本一级特黄大片免色|一级特黄大片 录像i_主页* It is not needful to suppose that this alone saved her life. Skilled physicians and devoted nurses had done and were doing their utmost; and a fresh remedy was being tried, which brought down the very high fever. But the fact remains the same, that, until Charlotte Tucker was told that she would die, hopes of her recovery had been given up, at all events by those best qualified to judge; and that, from the time when she learned the verdict of the doctors, she began to revive. At the least we must allow that the stimulant afforded by this eager rejoicing was a marked assistance to other remedies; and that, without it, in all probability she might have sunk. 鈥楽he rarely 鈥減reached鈥?to one. I should say she rather suggested little things that somehow were never forgotten. The letter I, for example鈥攚hen written with a capital letter鈥攃alled for playful comment. Up to the last I would often count in a fearful manner the all too plentiful I鈥檚 in my letters to her.... One more thing. If you're really looking for my advice here, trying to get something serious out of thisexercise I put myself through, remember: these rules are not in any way intended to be the TenCommandments of Business. They are some rules that worked for me. But I always prided myself onbreaking everybody else's rules, and I always favored the mavericks who challenged my rules. I mayhave fought them all the way, but I respected them, and, in the end, I listened to them a lot more closelythan I did the pack who always agreed with everything I said. So pay special attention to Rule 10, and ifyou interpret it in the right spiritas it applies to youit could mean simply: Break All the Rules. Horatia. Begone this instant ... we shall want poultry. Wring every chicken鈥檚 neck in the yard, or I鈥檒l wring yours as sure as I stand here! [Exit Weasel.] We conducted other similar, but less publicized, experiments that didn't work out so well either. Our dotDiscount Drug concept grew to twenty-five stores before we decided it wasn't going to be profitableenough. And we tried one home improvement center called Save Mor in the building which had housedthe original Wal-Mart in Rogers, which was also not a success. As David Glass says about me, once Idecide I'm wrong, I'm ready to move on to something else.