From day one, we just always found the folks who had the qualities that neither Bud nor I had. And theyfit into the niches as the company grew. Then every so often, we needed even better talents than wesometimes had on board. And that's when the David Glasses would come along. But there's a time for allthese things. I tried for almost twenty years to hire Don Soderquist away from Ben Franklin. I evenoffered him the presidency one time, and he didn't come. But when we really needed him later on, hefinally joined up and made a great chief operating officer for David's team. At any company, the timecomes when some people need to move along, even if they've made strong contributions. I haveoccasionally been accused of pitting people against one another, but I don't really see it that way. I havealways cross-pollinated folks and let them assume different roles in the company, and that has bruisedsome egos from time to time. But I think everyone needs as much exposure to as many areas of thecompany as they can get, and I think the best executives are those who have touched all the bases andhave the best overall concept of the corporation. I hate to see rivalry develop within our company when itbecomes a personal thing and our folks aren't working together and supporting one another. We can get beyond a lot of our old adversarial relationships and establish win-win partnerships with oursuppliers and our workers, which will leave us with more energy and talent to focus on the importantthing, meeting the needs of our customers. But all this requires overcoming one of the most powerfulforces in human nature: the resistance to change. To succeed in this world, you have to change all thetime. Nick white, executive vice president, wal-mart: 平行合成反应器,微型高压反应釜,高压光催化反应釜-西安太康生物科技有限公司 Upon my word, I think you are right! Allegra is a[Pg 279] creature of impulse鈥攚here principle is not at stake. If I asked her to marry me six weeks hence she would parley and make terms. If I ask her to marry me in a few days鈥攂efore we leave Rome鈥攕he may consent. Have you talked to your husband? Is he of your opinion? Up to this point there would have been nothing to surprise or amaze him; he might not even have blushed to see how, when her meditations were done, she pored over the title page where he had written her name with good wishes from her friend C. S. She kissed that page before putting the book away in a box, which contained two or three notes from him, which she read through before locking them up again. They were perfectly harmless little notes, only no man should ever have written them. One had been received only this morning, and she had not read it more than a dozen times yet. It ran鈥? "Kmart really took us on in about 1977, and I remember Little Rock particularly. They took us on therein North Little Rock, where store number 7 had been one of our better stores. They got aggressive, andwe fought back. We told our manager there, 'No matter what, don't let them undersell you at all, onanything.' I remember he called me one Saturday night and said, 'You know, we have Crest toothpastedown to six cents a tube now.' And I said, 'Well, just keep it there and see what they do.' They didn'tlower it any more than that, and we both just kept it at six cents. Finally, they backed off. I alwaysthought they learned something about us at that storethat we don't bend easybecause they never cameat us with that degree of price cutting anywhere else."We got so much better so quickly it was hard to believe. We totally stood Kmart off in those smalltowns of ours. Almost from the beginning, they weren't very successful at taking our customers away inJeff City and Poplar Bluff. Once Kmart arrived, we, worked even harder at pleasing our customers, andthey stayed loyal. This gave us a great surge of confidence in ourselves.