"I went over there to Big K weighing 190 pounds and came back at 165. It was a struggle for all of usinvolved, and a stretch for the whole company. But I'm not sure that's not good for every organization atsome point. Jack Shewmaker took the situation as an opportunity to learn and implement a lot aboutcommunications in a spread-out situation. Hard as it was, the Big K thing was really good for thiscompany. It was like a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. As a company, we were really ready to flyafter we emerged from that one."We closed down some of Kuhn's money-losing stores, and for the first time we tried to supply ourstores using an outside company, a third-party distributor, which didn't work at all. But once we figuredout how to handle it, the acquisition put us in a great position for growth. We exploded from that pointon, almost always opening 100 new stores a year, and more than 150 in some years. I think the Kuhn'sdeal gave us a new confidence that we could conquer anything. Chapter 11 Creating a Culture But I've digress'd too far; so must return, 偷拍 拍自 欧美色区 "In those days, we would go on these buying trips with Sam, and we'd all stay, as much as we could, inone room or two. I remember one time inChicagowhen we stayed eight of us to a room. And the roomwasn't very big to begin with. You might say we were on a pretty restricted budget."But sometimes I'm asked why today, when Wal-Mart has been so successful, when we're a $50billion-plus company, should we stay so cheap That's simple: because we believe in the value of thedollar. We exist to provide value to our customers, which means that in addition to quality and service,we have to save them money. Every time Wal-Mart spends one dollar foolishly, it comes right out of ourcustomers' pockets. Every time we save them a dollar, that puts us one more step ahead of thecompetitionwhich is where we always plan to be. 鈥楢mritsar, Jan. 13.鈥擬y note to dear Leila will tell you of the change which now a good deal engrosses my mind. You did not like my going to Batala; and as far as we can see, our Heavenly Father does not intend us to remain there. He is Wisdom; and what to us seems mysterious and trying must in the end be seen to be right.... Charles. O but, my good fellow, I have very important business. You must let me go. 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.