"Then why ask?" On the other hand, I remember another analyst who came down here in the mid-seventies. I'll neverforget her visit. I had been out hunting all day, and I was pretty grubby when I came in to go out to dinnerwith her. My son Jim, who was head of the real estate department in those days, joined us. And he wasnever one for dressing up. Really, he always looks pretty grubby. We took her out, and we wereextremely honest with her. We told her what we felt our weaknesses were at that time, and what some ofour problems were. But we tried to explain our philosophy too, and to get her excited about all thepotential we felt we had. She went back and wrote probably the darkest report on Wal-Mart that hasever been written. The impression you got from reading it was that if you hadn't already sold your stock,it was probably too late. "Finally, I said, 'Sam Walton, is that you' And he looked up from the floor and said, 'Oh, Don! Hi! 2018日本高清国产 亚洲 欧美 国产 综合 一道本视频专区 Maggie鈥檚 pride was too intense for her not to feel that sting, even in the midst of her sorrow; and for the first time the thought took strong hold of her that she would have other obloquy cast on her besides that which was felt to be due to her breach of faith toward Lucy. But she was at the Rectory now; there, perhaps, she would find something else than retribution. Retribution may come from any voice; the hardest, cruelest, most imbruted urchin at the street-corner can inflict it; surely help and pity are rarer things, more needful for the righteous to bestow. Finally, a lot of folks ask me two related questions all the time. The first one is could a Wal-Mart-typestory still occur in this day and age My answer is of course it could happen again. Somewhere out thereright now there's someoneprobably hundreds of thousands of someoneswith good enough ideas to goall the way. It will be done again, over and over, providing that someone wants it badly enough to dowhat it takes to get there. It's all a matter of attitude and the capacity to constantly study and question themanagement of the business. MIKE SMITH: January 23, 1657 We know we can be very influentialpowerful if you prefer. So today I think it's important for our peopleto remember that things aren't the same as the old days, when we were the scrappy underdog having tofight for every single break. We still want to drive a hard bargain, but now we need to guard againstabusing our power. We want to find more ways, like Bring it Home, in which we can use our influence togive something back.