Administrator. The Saturday morning meeting is where we discuss and debate much of our philosophy and ourmanagement strategy: it is the focal point of all our communications efforts. It's where we share ideaswe've picked up from various places. And while it's not the most exciting part of the meeting, sometimesI like to read from management articles that pertain to our business. Two of our executives, WesleyWright and Colon Washburn, seem to read just about everything there is in the way of managementliterature, and they're constantly calling useful articles or books to my attention. At the meeting, we'll talkabout competitors, specifically, but also in general. For example, we'll spend ten minutes talking abouthow Wal-Mart can compete successfully with all the good specialty retailers coming onto the scene. It'soften the place where we first decide to try things that seem unattainable. And instead of everybodyshouting it down right away, we try to figure out how to make it work. That's exactly how I ended updancing the hula on Wall Street, by making that bet at a Saturday morning meeting. And, as embarrassingas it was to have to dance on Wall Street, believe me, achieving a pretax profit of more than 8 percent,when most everybody else in the retail industry averages about half that, made it well worth the red face. "Later on, after that Conway Wal-Mart opened up, Sam called me and told me what the sales were. Ithought, 'My gosh, that store did as much in one day as some of our bigger stores do in a month.' Andthen he told me he was only paying ninety cents a square foot. And I thought, 'He must have somethingthere.' About that time, Newberry's decided to reorganize and I was going to have to move to a newdivision. So I thought, 'Well, if I'm going to have to start over in a company where I've worked fortwenty-one years, why not look at something I'm really interested in' and that was discounting and SamWalton. 日本毛片基地一亚洲av,久久视频这里只精品99国产,微拍福利爱福利视频,体验区免费三十秒 I understand that this industry has all kinds of problems we haven't seen in ours. I know that U.S. autoworkers make $22 an hour versus $16 in Japan, and that Mexican auto workers earn much less. I'm notsaying I could solve all these problems, but I'd love to have the fun of trying to take a unionized companytoday and sell its people on the idea of having to be competitive globallywhether it was in autos, or steel,or electronics. I'd love a chance at that, the pleasure of seeing if they could be motivated into a team thatwould share in all the company's successand still have a union. It would take a powerful lot ofpersuading to pull this off, but I guarantee it could be accomplished by somebody obsessed andpersistent enough. But if American management is going to say to their workers that we're all in thistogether, they're going to have to stop this foolishness of paying themselves $3 million and $4 millionbonuses every year and riding around everywhere in limos and corporate jets like they're so much betterthan everybody else. 鈥淥h, I do 鈥?I begin to see,鈥?said Maggie, unable to repress this utterance of her recent pain. 鈥淚 know I shall be insulted. I shall be thought worse than I am.鈥?