1839. Throughout all this turmoil, Jack Shewmaker, one of our brighter, brasher young talents, had beenmaking strong contributions to the company, and I thought he might be just what we needed to get usback on track. But when I named him to be executive v.p. of operations, personnel, andmerchandisepassing over some folks who were older and had been with us longera bunch more of ourmanagers left. It was a real, bona fide exodus, and by the time it was over, I'll bet one third of our seniormanagement was gone. For the first time in a long time, things looked pretty grim. And at that point, Ihave to admit I wasn't sure myself that we could just keep on going like before. "As I recall, my blueprint for the warehouse called for 100,000 square feet, which to me was veryminimal. Then Sam decided to get an architect involved. When I got to look at the drawing, I thought,'Well, this can't be right. It's only 60,000 square feet.' So I went to tell Sam about it, and he said, 'Well, Icalled the architect and told him to cut it back. I just don't think we need that 100,000 square feet, Bob.' 鈥淵et I suppose they all flourish as usual鈥攑laying tennis and golf and selling at bazaars and quarrelling over curates?鈥? 本站欧美成 人 网 站 免费 欧美视频毛片在线播放片源丰富,内容全面 I believe our way of looking at things is going to come into its own in this decade, and the next century. Many people have predicted for years that Wal-Mart would lose its way once we got to the toughchallenges of real urban environments. Supposedly, our approach just won't work in neighborhoods withdisenfranchised citizens and underprivileged people who have never been winners. The Wal-Mart waycan't reach folks who have been thieves, and who for the most part haven't felt much pride in their lives.