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. I always wanted to be the best retailer in the world, not necessarily the biggest. In fact, as I said in thatarticle thirty something years ago, I've always been a little bit afraid that big might get in the way of doinga good job. Of course, being this big has some real advantages. Until we reached a billion dollars, a lot ofsuppliers and vendors just ignored us way out here in the Arkansas outback. For years, some supplierswouldn't even call on us. Now, of course, we're too big to ignore. But being big also poses dangers. Ithas ruined many a fine companyincluding some giant retailerswho started out strong and got bloated orout of touch or were slow to react to the needs of their customers. 鈥淥h, mother,鈥?said poor Maggie, shrinking from the thought of all the contact her bruised mind would have to bear, 鈥渢ell her I鈥檓 very grateful; I鈥檒l go to see her as soon as I can; but I can鈥檛 see any one just yet, except Dr. Kenn. I鈥檝e been to him 鈥?he will advise me, and help me to get some occupation. I can鈥檛 live with any one, or be dependent on them, tell aunt Glegg; I must get my own bread. But did you hear nothing of Philip 鈥?Philip Wakem? Have you never seen any one that has mentioned him?鈥? 鈥楾hat is all,鈥?he said, at the end. 鈥業 will read them over and sign them, as soon as they are done.鈥? 久久综合久久鬼色,久久女婷五月综合色啪,色久久好,色久久综合视频本道88 RULE 6: CELEBRATE your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Don't take yourself soseriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasmalways. As I told you early on, this kind of wealth seems to naturally attract all kinds of folks who just want us togive them a handout. We have never been inclined to give any undeserving stranger a free ride, and wewill never change our minds about that. Nor do we believe that because we have money, we should becalled upon to solve every personal problem that comes to our attention, every problem of thecommunity, the state, or, for that matter, the country. 鈥楴o; quite proper. What鈥檚 her work?鈥?