If we fail to live up to somebody's hypothetical projection for what we should be doing, I don't care. Itmay knock our stock back a little, but we're in it for the long run. We couldn't care less about what isforecast or what the market says we ought to do. If we listened very seriously to that sort of stuff, wenever would have gone into small-town discounting in the first place. "No, I'm serious. How would you describe me if you had to?" Soon, from the window of the attic in the central gable, she heard Tom鈥檚 voice 鈥? I began to see dimly what his method was. Evidently Kennedy had chosen colorless words at the start to reassure her. And the fact was that they did reassure. She saw immediately that there was nothing very terrifying about what he wanted her to do. 人人澡超碰碰中文字幕|日日摸天天摸人人看|97人人模人人爽人人喊 "Dad always said you've got to stay flexible. We never went on a family trip nor have we ever heard of abusiness trip in which the schedule wasn't changed at least once after the trip was underway. Later, we allsnickered at some writers who viewed Dad as a grand strategist who intuitively developed complex plansand implemented them with precision. Dad thrived on change, and no decision was ever sacred."HELEN WALTON: Yet she seemed not to dare to refuse to see us. Perhaps, too, there was an element of curiosity to know whether anything had been discovered beyond what Doyle had already told her. "My store wasn't making much money, and we were starting to get competition from Gibson's, whichalso had a little store on the square down there. It was obvious that their discounting thing was working,and they were pulling everybody in with their health and beauty aidsHBA we call it. So I thought, 'Well,why don't I try that in my variety store' I changed the whole store around and got McKesson-Robbinsdown in price and put in a bunch of over-the-counter drugs. It was the first discount department in ourcompany, the health and beauty aids department at the east side of the square in Fayetteville. But I likedto have lost my best friend over that one. Charlie Baum liked to have had a heart attack. He thought Iwas trying to undercut him. You got to understand that Charlie is one of the most competitive peoplewho ever lived. He'll fight you tooth and toenail at bridge, or anything. I was just trying to see where itmight lead us. Anyway, Sam knew all about it, and he said, 'Go ahead and try it.' He would always trythings like that. He was always open to suggestions, and that's one reason he's been such a success. He'sstill that way."When I started buying for Wal-Mart, I would often take Claude along with me. Pretty soon, we madehim Wal-Mart's general merchandise manager. He didn't have any more experience at being a generalmerchandise manager than the guy off the street. He was a store manager, but we didn't have anybodyelse so he became general merchandise manager. I don't even know when we finally brought our firstprofessional buyer, or even someone who had ever had any buying experience, into the company, but itwas years later. "Are you satisfied? Now you can get out!"